A POLICE officer is preparing for next year's London Marathon in aid of Wirral charity Autism Together and needs your support.

Clint Wilkinson was chosen by the Bromborough-based organisation after it put the call out for budding distance runners to let them know why they should get the ballot place to run on behalf of Autism Together in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.

The 40-year-old from Wallasey, who works for Merseyside Police, has completed two half marathons, but London will be his first full marathon.

Clint said: "I have been involved with Autism Together for the past six years, since my son Henry was diagnosed.

"Henry attended playgroups and both myself and his mum, Alex, have attended courses run by Autism Together.

"Alex has also written several blogs and accompanied staff to give talks at St George's Primary School for Autism Awareness Day.

"The organisation is close to our hearts and it would be a privilege to run for and raise money and awareness for the organisation."

This year’s Virgin Money London Marathon raised over £66m for charity, setting a new world record for an annual one-day fundraising event.

Next year’s event should be even bigger and, fittingly, it is happening during World Autism Awareness Month.

The next step for Clint will be to start his new training regime.

The Village Hotel Wirral has kindly agreed to join Autism Together in supporting Clint, offering him personal training and full use of their gym and other facilities.

Autism Together will be with Clint every step of the way, detailing his Marathon Journey on our website through a blog.

The first part is available to read now on the Autism Together website: https://www.autismtogether.co.uk/news/.

To support Clint and Autism Together visit his fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ClintWilkinson

For further details about Autism Together, visit the website: www.autismtogether.co.uk, telephone 0151 334 7510, or follow on Facebook: @autismtogetherUK