A March policeman's 50km run raised £680 for a charity that's very close to his heart.

Alun Bradshaw's route during the Thames Path Ultra Challenge took him along the Thames tow path from Fulham Palace to Henley, taking in Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede and Windsor along the way.

The 52-year-old was inspired to fundraise for the National Deaf Children’s Society because his daughter, Darcey, was identified as deaf at pre-school and now wears hearing aids. The family is receiving ongoing support from the charity.

He has raised £680 so far and is very close to his target of £700 for the National Deaf Children’s Society, which supports the UK’s 50,000 deaf children (including 435 in Cambridgeshire).

Alun is no stranger to fundraising challenges. In April last year, he ran the equivalent of six marathons in five days through Norfolk and Suffolk for the charity.

Alun is a police officer and lives in March with his wife Rebecca and their children Charlie, 17, and Darcey, 12.

Cambs Times: Alun ahead of the runAlun ahead of the run (Image: National Deaf Children’s Society)

Alun said: “I wanted to take part in this event to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society as a thank you for their continued support of my family.

“The heat was incredible, but whenever I started to wilt I just thought about why I was doing it and that’s what kept me going."

Melissa Jones, who supports fundraisers for the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: “I want to say a huge thank you to Alun for taking on this fantastic challenge for us. We’re so proud of you.

“The National Deaf Children’s Society is dedicated to supporting the UK’s 50,000 deaf children and their families.

“The efforts of selfless fundraisers like Alun will help us to keep on doing our vital work, now and into the future.”

To donate to Alun's fundraiser visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alun-Bradshaw2