A HOTEL company director will once again run the London Marathon for charity.

Paul Davis, 53, managing director of Cotswold Inns and Hotels is running the London Marathon for Acorns Children's Hospice, after also doing so last year.

The company has been supporting Acorns for six years due to close family ties, raising over £55,000 so far.

Mr Davis said: "Last year through my marathon fundraising we raised nearly £8,000 and this year we’re aiming to beat that.

"We’re currently on £4,389 but hoping to achieve our target with the final push over the next couple of weeks.

Cotswold Inns and Hotels is privately owned by Michael and Pamela Horton from Broadway who personally chose Acorns for the fundraising of the group.

Mr Davis added: "Over the years myself along with lots of our team have been to visit the hospice in Worcester to see where our fundraising goes and it is truly inspiring."

Mr Davis is hoping to raise enough money to help Acorns refurbish their hub where the children and their families spend a lot of time.

Mr Davis added about his marathon experience: "Although it was incredibly difficult the atmosphere was amazing and there’s a great team spirit amongst other runners.

"At mile 18 I had terrible cramp in my leg and had to stop running, but another runner saw, stopped, and massaged it for me so I could continue to the finish.

"It was also great to have support from family and colleagues who turned up at various spots throughout the route to cheer me on."

As well as Mr Davis' run, Cotswold Inns and Hotels are calling for their customers’ help through fundraising initiatives including a Champagne Jeroboam raffle on the weekend of the marathon, cocktails for a cause and charity starters.

They also ran a competition over the Easter weekend to win a giant Easter egg with proceeds going to Acorns.

To sponsor Mr Davis, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/pauldavis-cih