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POWER OF SPORT: Amersham resident races London Marathon to raise money for sports charity

 Published on: 18th October 2022   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Amersham resident tackled the London Marathon earlier this month to raise money for disabled and disadvantaged young people.

Tom Dixon, director of fundraising and communications at Access Sport, believes passionately in the power of sport.

Access Sport is a charity aiming to empower community clubs and volunteers to transform the lives of young people in their local communities.

Tom said: “I am staggered every day when I go into work at Access Sport. The passion and dedication from staff and volunteers to making change happen for disadvantaged and disabled young people is amazing. The work we do with community sports clubs and volunteers to ensure barriers are tackled and that there is provision for sport makes a massive difference.

“Our work will become more important than ever as the cost-of-living crisis increases. We need to ensure that young people are accessing sport and thriving, and Access Sport plays a key role in that.”

Research has highlighted the barriers preventing many children and young people from being physically active. An Active Lives Children and Young People Survey revealed that less than half of all children and young people are currently meeting the Chief Medical Officer guidelines of taking part in physical activity for an average of 60 minutes a day.

Following the race, Tom said: “Knowing that I was raising money for Access Sport and by doing that, giving children and young people the chance to take part in sport, was very special. A huge thank you to everyone who supported me!”

Tom raised more than £1,700 through his London Marathon fundraiser. To donate, please visit:

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