A UNIVERSITY student with a hectic life is making time to raise funds for his veteran grandfather’s charity.

Jordan Taylor, 26, is currently in his final year studying sport and exercise therapy at Leeds Beckett University.

Though between tight deadlines and lots of work, the Shafton-born lad has been making time to prepare for next weekend’s Leeds Marathon as he hopes to raise funds for the Parachute Regimental Association Barnsley and District Branch - which is chaired by his 91-year-old grandfather and ex-para Bill Taylor.

Jordan told the Chronicle: “It’s all going good - I only started running for marathons this year but I’ve kind of got addicted to it.

“I know my grandad does lots for charity, so I thought it would be the perfect blend of the two.

“With university it’s definitely been chaotic, but it’s worth it - he’s worth it.

“He always talks about his time with the paratroopers and the army.”

Jordan has already completed the Sheffield Half Marathon and raised £555 for the charity.

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Nevertheless, the avid rugby player shows no signs of slowing down, with plans to follow up with the York Marathon in October.

“My goal was only to reach £500,” he added.

“It’s only a little charity, so I thought £500 would be more than enough.

“I’ve already passed that, so any more now is just a bonus.”

His grandad said: “I’m very proud.

“He’s got lots of work at university but has made time to fit this all in.”