Bodybuilding granddad makes generous donation to Murrow Pre School

Roland Burton Hands over a cheque to Murrow Pre-school, with proceeds from a magazine article about

Roland Burton Hands over a cheque to Murrow Pre-school, with proceeds from a magazine article about his body building. Roland Burton and Pre-school Manager Wendy Hopkin with Children and Staff. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A bodybuilding granddad has donated £300 he was given for selling his story to a national magazine to his grandson’s pre-school.

Roland Burton Hands over a cheque to Murrow Preschool, with proceeds from a magazine article. Pictur

Roland Burton Hands over a cheque to Murrow Preschool, with proceeds from a magazine article. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Roland Burton, 65, of Murrow, who was featured in Take A Break magazine, presented the cheque to Murrow Pre School manager Wendy Hopkin and the children today.

The retired car dealer featured on the front page of the Wisbech Standard after he competed in the Anglian Bodybuilding Championships, his first ever bodybuilding contest, in June.

Pre school manager Wendy Hopkin said: “The money will make a big difference especially as we are a charity pre-school.

“We’ll ask parents what they would like us to do with the money.”

Roland Burton competing at the Anglian Bodybuilding Championships.

Roland Burton competing at the Anglian Bodybuilding Championships. - Credit: Archant


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Mr Burton still trains at Shapers gym in Wisbech but has not competed in any more competitions.

He said: “At the minute I’ve got a pre-op coming up for a hernia. I still train but not very heavy and I’ve put on quite a bit of weight.

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“I’d like to compete in another competition but my wife Margaret is not keen because it is hard work training and dieting and we have a grandson who lives with us.”

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