Fundraising Sports | 20.07.2022 | By: Jo Grange

Meet our London Marathon runner!

We’d like to introduce you to Nick who’s running the London Marathon for Headway Sussex this autumn. He’ll be raising much needed funds to support people living with a brain injury. Whilst most of us are relaxing enjoying the summer, Nick is already 4 weeks into his training schedule, getting up and out early to avoid the summer heat.

On Sunday 2nd October 2022, Nick Maxwell will be running the TCS London Marathon to raise money for Headway Sussex, a specialist charity supporting people living with a brain injury.

A brain injury can be caused by a stroke, infection, sporting injury, assault or trauma. It can be life-changing for the person involved and also their immediate family. Roles and responsibilities can change overnight and everyday tasks can become challenging.

Why Headway Sussex?

Nick has a relative who is a Trustee at Headway Sussex and is aware of the work they do to support people within their communities. He has fundraised for them in the past through sporting events but this is his first time taking part in the London Marathon and he’s hoping to make it memorable for him and worthwhile for Headway Sussex.

Take a look at this video of Nick to learn more about him.


If you would like to be one of the first to sponsor Nick, you can do so here.



Nick sustained an injury in the run up to the marathon and unfortunately was unable to take part at the last minute. We’re waiting to hear if his place can be deferred to 2023 and we’re grateful to all his sponsors who’ve agreed to leave their pledges in place ready for next year. Naturally we were as disappointed for Nick as he was. Nick says

Unfortunately I had to pull out of this year’s London Marathon due to a fall during training, which resulted  in badly strained ligaments. The training prior to this had been going really well and my fundraising was gathering speed. Needless to say I was extremely disappointed. I am hoping to be fully fit and running again in November. I have already booked the Brighton Half Marathon in February as part of my Marathon training for 2023. Hopefully I can secure a place at the London Marathon in April 2023 but if not will run a different event for Headway.


We wish Nick all the best in his recovery.