Jordan to run London Marathon with pink hair

Marathon runner Jordan Hughes
Marathon runner Jordan Hughes
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Hospice fund-raiser Jordan Hughes will dye his hair on Wednesday in preparation for running the London Marathon.

In an effort to help boost funds, the 20-year-old, from Fornham St Martin, said he would dye his hair pink if donations reached half his £2,000 target by April.

The former Westley Middle and County Upper School pupil will run the 26.2 mile event on Sunday in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, in Bury St Edmunds, a charity he started volunteering for after leaving school, which now employs him as a community fund-raiser.

“I wanted to challenge myself to do it,” said Jordan, of the race he supported as a spectator last year.

“I’m trying to prove you don’t necessarily have to belong to a running club and you don’t have to do that much running or change your lifestyle too much, and I want to raise money for an absolutely fantastic cause,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to it for three things - the atmosphere, being able to say I’ve actually done it and never having to run ever again in my life,” he added.

To support Jordan’s marathon efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/jordan-hughes3