Klaxons star Simon Taylor-Davis is running the upcoming London Marathon to raise money for a cancer charity.

The British musician will take part in the 26-mile (42-kilometre) race on 13 April (14) to boost funding for Prostate Cancer Uk, an organisation which provides support for sufferers.

Taylor-Davis admits he took up the challenge after two family friends were struck down with the disease, saying, "Prostate Cancer Uk is doing a fantastic job to raise awareness amongst men... It hit home when a family friend survived prostate cancer - the most common cancer in men... I'm a keen runner and know what it's like to be part of a group of guys. So I want to be part of this ever-growing movement of men that will help inspire change."

The musician had raised more than $1,956 (£1,223) as Wenn went to press. Donations can be made through the star's fundraising page on Virginmoneygiving.com.