A head teacher has raised thousands after completing the London Marathon to support vulnerable children.

A 48-year-old head teacher from Enfield who was inspired to run the London Marathon to help vulnerable children and young people raised thousands of pounds for The Children’s Society.

Allan McLean of the Hampstead Parochial Primary School completed the gruelling 26.2 mile course in 3 hrs 42 on Sunday April 28 to support the charity’s work with the most vulnerable children across the country affected by issues such as mental health, poverty and exploitation.

So far, Allan has raised £2677 towards the cause.

Mr McleanAllan said: “It feels fantastic to have completed this year’s London Marathon for The Children’s Society.

"Parts of the course were really gruelling but thanks to the cheering crowds and the knowledge that I was helping the charity to support vulnerable children and young people, I was able to keep going through the hardest miles.”