THREE avid Aston Villa fans - the Holtenders - will run the London Marathon on April 17 for the charity Children with Leukaemia.
One of the team Matt Tarver, aged 18, from Shirley, survived the illness as an infant.
The Solihull Sixth Form College student will be joined by Dan Lowry, a 22-year-old apprentice electrician, also from Shirley, and Kevin Lowry, a 49-year-old management consultant from Wythall, all season ticket holders in the Holte End at Villa Park.
Matt said: “I am really pleased that I am healthy enough to run 26 miles and hope we can raise as much money as possible.”
This is Dan’s second marathon for Children with Leukaemia and Kevin’s seventh London Marathon and third for the charity.
The men will be decked out in claret and blue for the run.
Kevin said: “The only problem is we play West Ham the day before the marathon. They also play in claret and blue.
“We will have to sing our ‘Holtenders in the sky’ anthem to ensure everyone knows which team we follow.”
“Not even preparing for a marathon can keep us from the Villa,” Dan added.
To sponsor the Holtenders go to http://virginmoneygiving.co./holtenders or email Kevin on firstname.lastname@example.org.