AN ex-forces serviceman is taking part in several endurance challenges to raise money for charity.

Dave Boyle, 44, is running the London Marathon and the Race to the Stones Ultra Marathon later this year.

Dave, who has served abroad in the Army and worked as a contractor in the British Foreign Office, also ran the London Marathon and the Liverpool to Manchester Ultra Marathon last year to raise money and awareness for Children with Cancer.

This year, he is looking for donations to help Calvert Trust, a Lake District-based charity who provide adventurous outdoor opportunities for people with disabilities.

Dave, who lives on Copeland Road, Lower Walton and is currently a programme manager at Ombudsman Services, said: “I’m a big believer in giving something back and trying to make the world a better place.

“Off the back of several operational tours, I have witnessed first-hand the horror of conflict and the destruction it brought to friends and colleagues.

“I am doing this challenge not because I am mad, but to raise awareness and funding for an amazing worthwhile cause that literally helps change lives.”

Following the London Marathon in April, Dave’s attention will turn to the Race to the Stones event in July, a 100km race betwee Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

Dave is also holding a charity night to raise further awareness at the Manna House in Penketh on Friday, March 29.

He has raised £450, 22 per cent of his overall £2,000 target.

“Your donation will help people with disabilities develop, change perceptions and make positive and lasting changes to their lives,” he said.

“By being part of my team and donating, you are making the world a better place.”

For more information about Dave’s fundraising and Calvert Trust, you can visit his Virgin Money Giving page at