LONDON Marathon runner Gareth Halls, from Ruislip, has extra incentive in this year's race, where he will be raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

It was in November 2020 that Gareth’s daughter Sienna was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. She was just four and, since then, has been treated at GOSH.

Last year, he ran for Team GOSH while Sienna was receiving treatment, but, since then, the family has had great news.

Last June, Sienna was able to ring the end-of-treatment bell at GOSH with many of the team who were present at the start of her journey to witness the end of her treatment.

Gareth is running the marathon again this year for Team GOSH – and this time he is able to do it knowing Sienna is cancer-free.

Sienna had two and a half years of maintenance chemotherapy, which involved visits to GOSH every three months.

Gareth said: “To those who consider fund-raising, you may not have a personal attachment to GOSH, but it’s probably the best investment you can ever make.

“We knew GOSH was world renowned, but it really is a phenomenal place. It’s the place you hope you never need. By raising money, you’re giving children the best chance at life or improving their

Team GOSH is raising money to support urgent needs, including helping to build a new children’s cancer centre. Visit //