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Patron Joel Dommett takes on London Marathon with ‘fin’tastic twist

March 28, 2024

Renowned comedian, author and beloved host of ITV’s hit show, The Masked Singer, Joel Dommett, is set to embark on a challenge like no other at this year’s London Marathon for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

On Sunday 21 April, Joel will run a gruelling 26.2 mile running journey through the streets of London while donning the iconic piranha costume, worn by McFly’s guitarist and singer, Danny Jones, who was crowned the winner of The Masked Singer.

Credit: Joel Dommett / Instragram

Taking to his London Marathon fundraising page, Joel stated, “I am running to raise awareness and money for an incredible charity that I am proudly a patron of – Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. Please give what you can – and if you can’t give anything, then come down see the costume with a sweaty hidden man inside and cheer me on!”

In October last year, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices was proud to announce that Joel had become a Patron of the charity.

For over six years, he has kindly supported us, by visiting our west London hospice, Shooting Star House to spend time meeting families, volunteers, and staff, as well as hosting two comedy nights and was a compere for Tony Hadley’s virtual concert fundraiser in 2020.

In the lead up to the London Marathon, Joel will be visiting Shooting Star House, along with Danny Jones for an afternoon of activities with families.

Karen Sugarman MBE, Executive Vice-President of the charity said: “We cannot be more proud of Joel.  He has brought so much joy to the children and families when he visits us and we will be cheering him on at the London Marathon every moment of his 26 miles.”

Please donate today to support Joel’s incredible feat at this year’s marathon, with all funds raised helping to care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, across Surrey, south-west London and north-west London.