AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 April 2011 | News Tagged with: Celebrity London marathon Mark Rhodes runs Marathon in memory of Whizz-Kidz cousin About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Mark Rhodes, one half of cbeebies, This Morning, and Comic Relief Does Glee Club duo Sam & Mark, is running the Virgin London Marathon next week for Whizz-Kidz.Mark is raising funds for the young people’s mobility charity in memory of his nephew Tom Robbins who passed away in 2009. He says; “Tom received his last powered wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz and the charity means a lot to my family. I’ve never done anything like this before – but I’ve run 21 miles during my training so at least I’m confident I can get round!”His presenting partner Sam also supports the charity but won’t be taking part in this particular challenge. He added, “Mark’s seen first hand the difference the right wheelchair made to Tom, and we both dropped in on a wheelchair training day with Whizz-Kidz recently and saw kids learning new skills and pushing their independence. It’s a truly great charity.” Advertisement 59 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In November last year, Sam & Mark drew on their background as 2003 Pop Idol finalists to put on a tribute fundraising gig in Wolverhampton, for family, friends and fans.Fans can sponsor Mark’s Marathon fundraising effort, by visiting his Virgin Money fundraising page.