Man raises £1,000 for hospital charity ahead of 52 mile double-marathon challenge
PUBLISHED: 17:27 11 May 2020 | UPDATED: 18:42 11 May 2020
A Doddington man who is gearing up to run the length of two marathons in one day has raised £1,000 for a hospital charity having been inspired by two “local heroes”.
James Langley, who is a petty officer in the Royal Navy, is taking on the nationwide 2.6 challenge, but is instead removing the decimal point and doubling it to 52 miles. He has set a fundraising target of £2,000.
“I would like to raise as much money as possible for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. I have chosen this charity due to two local heroes in my home village.
“Daniel Eggleton has successfully kicked COVID 19’s bum, after a long stint in Addenbrookes intensive care, having to be put into an induced coma.
“Isla McNulty, a seven-year-old girl, is currently being treated at Addenbrookes for a brain tumour.
“This will be a tough challenge for me. As some of you know I have recently been diagnosed with an inflammatory arthritis.
“I am currently feeling good and I have everything crossed that I will not flare between now and then.
“I know times are hard for everyone, however if you could spare any change to sponsor this, it would be really appreciated.”
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