Finsbury Park dad to run London Marathon to fund new playground

Dan Curtis with (from left) Pia Wonsford 4, and his children Naisha Curtis 4 and Sachin Curtis 6 - D

Dan Curtis with (from left) Pia Wonsford 4, and his children Naisha Curtis 4 and Sachin Curtis 6 - Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

A father will run 26 miles in a bid to spruce up his local park. Dan Curtis, 42, will take on the London Marathon in April to improve the facilities for children at Wray Crescent Open Space, Finsbury Park.

Dan Curtis with (from left) Pia Wonsford 4, and his children Naisha Curtis 4 and Sachin Curtis 6 - D

Dan Curtis with (from left) Pia Wonsford 4, and his children Naisha Curtis 4 and Sachin Curtis 6 - Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

He is looking for support from local businesses and parents to help him fund a new playground where his children Sachin, six, and Naisha, four, can play.

Islington Council has pledged to match any money he raises for new facilities, which so far stands at £422.

Mr Curtis, of Thorpedale Road, said: “To be honest it’s not the worst park in the world, it’s just a bit tired.There’s just not much for the kids to do there – it would be great if we could get a proper playground.”

To sponsor Mr Curtis go to www.zequs.com/campaign/running-for-wray-crescent


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