A MAN whose family has been affected by cancer will take on the London Marathon this weekend.

James Field, aged 38, of Malvern, is taking on the 26.2-mile challenge this Sunday to raise money for the Lymphoma Association after a number of his relatives have been affected by cancer, including his father-in-law who was treated for lymphoma.

Mr Field said: "I grew up in London and have always loved running, so it’s always been an ambition to one day run the London Marathon.

"I chose to support the Lymphoma Association as it’s a fantastic charity which provides information and support to people affected by lymphatic cancer, including their families, friends and carers. I also ran the Great North Run for the charity in 2011."

He is hoping to raise £1,500 for the charity and has been training hard, adding: "I’ve been training for over six months, running the roads and countryside of Malvern, including up and down the Malvern hills."

To make a donation, go to justgiving.com/jamesf710 or call the Lymphoma Association's fund-raising team on 01296 619419.