Marathon man at the Boleyn

A special guest will be at the Aston Villa match on Saturday as he puts the finishing touches to his London Marathon run on Sunday.

Inspirational runner 'Blind' Dave Heeley is using the capital run as preparation for an incredible EPIC Top2Toe challenge of ten marathons in ten days this coming August. He will be wearing a special gold diamond-encrusted pendant that forms part of a massive fundraising drive for Macmillan Cancer Support in this their centenary year.

West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Gold has placed the first bid of £2,500 on the pendant, which is being auctioned for the charity. Designed in the shape of the British Isles, the pendant was donated by jeweller Steve Quance, from Stone Jewellers.

Mr Gold said: "Dave is an amazing guy, who will without doubt inspire others to get involved and raise vital funds for a great charity. I am throwing the gauntlet down to other businessmen in our communities by placing the first bid, and hope that the bidding continues for this incredible piece of jewellery, raising thousands for a brilliant charity."

Steve Dourass, area fundraising manager for Macmillan, said: "The generosity of people like David Gold really does help us to make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer, and also raises the profile of what Dave Heeley is doing this year for us.

"Please email Blind Dave at - [email protected] to get involved with the Challenge"

Go to to find out more about Dave's EPIC Challenge or go to to support and make donations to his challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support - and help improve the lives of people living with cancer.

Also you can call the 'Team Blind Dave' Macmillan Fundraising Office on 0121 742 6393.