I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 8th October 2023 to raise money for Heart of West London.

The Heart of West London is a long-term partnership and commitment bringing together key players in the cardiac health world to make a difference. They are Brentford FC, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young, Resuscitation Council UK, and A-K-A Day.

Cardiac health is something that is very important to all of us at Brentford FC as we fondly remember our Technical Director, Rob Rowan, after he tragically died at the age of 28 in November 2018 after suffering a fatal cardiomyopathy episode.

I am also running in memory of a very close friend of mine, Paul Barber, who passed away after suffering a heart attack earlier this year. Paul was so full of life, the one I could talk to about anything, always making me laugh in every situation but always knew the right thing to say, I am forever grateful for the friendship we had. Paul was everybody's best friend, he was so loved by everyone he met and we will all miss him forever.

Any donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund more research, more screenings, raise more awareness and help give support to anyone affected by poor cardiac health.

More information about the Heart of West London partnership can be found here: https://www.brentfordfc.com/en/the-heart-of-west-london Sam Forrest