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London Marathon runners raise thousands of pounds for causes close to their hearts




Russell Turner at the front in a blue baseball cap
Russell Turner at the front in a blue baseball cap

Fund-raisers braved the heat to take on the London Marathon yesterday for causes close to their hearts.

Among those who completed the 26.2 mile challenge were:

Meg Symons and Dan Turner
Meg Symons and Dan Turner

Russell Turner, 42, of Bury St Edmunds, at five hours 31 minutes with £2,235 raised so far for CLIC Sargent.

Jess Warren 23, of Elmswell, at five hours 30 minutes with £1,953 for The Animal Health Trust.

Ben Smith, 29, of Bury St Edmunds, at four hours 45 minutes with £2,600 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Kevin Cook, 47, of Gislingham, at six hours 12 minutes with £4,500 raised so far for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Juliet Hanka running the London Marathon
Juliet Hanka running the London Marathon

Paul Jones, 47, of Bury St Edmunds, at five hours with more than £400 for stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands.

Jackie Delf, 55, of Lackford, at six hours 15 minutes with £2,087 raised for Barnardo’s.

Andrew Harvey, 43, of Bacton, at four hours 11 minutes with £3,862 for The Sick Children’s Trust.

Juliet Hanka, 49, of Bury St Edmunds, and her daughter Gigi at five hours 36 minutes and three hours 42 minutes respectively with about £2,500 for Ormiston Families.

Dan Turner, 33, and Meg Symons, both of Fornham All Saints, at five hours 31 minutes with £1,500 for CLIC Sargent.

Pascal Canevet, of Maison Bleue restaurant in Bury St Edmunds, at six hours 20 minutes with £5,000 for Sarcoma UK.

Desmonde Talbot, 68, of Thetford, at six hours and five minutes with £1,178 so far for Maggie’s Centre.

Christopher Poulding, of Thurston, at three hours and 17 minutes with about £2,600 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Alistair Griffiths, 41, of Walton-On-Thames, at three hours 46 minutes in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of his sister-in-law Sophie Claydon, from Bury St Edmunds. He raised £10,000 in the build-up to the marathon.

Richard Lewis and Clive Chesser, two of Greene King’s operating board members, at four hours 41 minutes and four hours 16 minutes respectively for Macmillan Cancer Support. Mr Lewis, chief operating officer for pub company, is on course to reach his £5,000 fund-raising target and Mr Chesser, director for brewing and brands, will reach his £2,500 target.



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