A keen runner, it has been a lifelong ambition to run a marathon and this is allowing him to combine his passion of animal conservation and love of running.

John says, 'I have worked at Newquay Zoo for 15 years and I adore my role and the amazing conservation work undertaken by the team both in the UK and abroad. It has been an ambition of mine all my life to run the London Marathon so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to run on behalf of Newquay Zoo, combining my two passions. I’m very excited to be able to raise vital funds for Newquay Zoo’s important conservation work.'

You can follow his progress by checking his blog updates and show him your support by donating here.

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