Supporting Caregiver David Horton raise funds for charity

Caregiver David Horton getting ready for the London Marathon
Caregiver David Horton getting ready for the London Marathon

Going Strong at 70

Proof that getting older doesn’t automatically mean slowing down, Telford resident, 70 year old David Horton from the Rock, last weekend ran the 15 mile Belvoir Challenge for the Harby Church of England School, in 3 hours 5 minutes. Joining 1300 other runners, David helped raise over £15,000 for school funds. David started running at 59 in 2000, and has since run over 20 marathons and is currently in training for the London Marathon in April. Inspired by his son to start running and overcoming Bone Cancer in 2006, David has raised over £27,000 for many charities including Scope, Sense and the MS Society. Retiring quietly is not an option for David, as well as running regularly for charity David also works part time as a Caregiver for local in home care provider Home Instead Senior Care, where he provides support and companionship for older people, helping them maintain independence in their own homes. David said, ‘So far I have lived life to the full and I have no intention of slowing down, helping people, either through Home Instead or by raising money, is my small way of giving back, plus I keep fit at the same time.’

David has a target of £1700 to raise for the London marathon, to find out more or make a donation please visit

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home