Friends’ marathon effort raises over £5,500 in memory of Manea man

Hetty Cliss raised £3,250 for charity

Hetty Cliss raised £3,250 for charity - Credit: Archant

Two friends have raised nearly £5,500 for mental health charity Mind in memory of a Manea man.

Jason Bullman has raised over £2,320 for charity

Jason Bullman has raised over £2,320 for charity - Credit: Archant

Hetty Cliss, 23, and Jason Bullman, 25, raised the money by running in the London Marathon on Sunday.

They completed the race in memory of their friend Aaron Mayes, who took his own life in October 2014 aged 23.

A series of fundraising events including a bingo evening at Manea Village Hall and a race night at Wimblington Parkfield, both held last month, helped the pair to top their original targets.

Jason completed the race in a personal best time of 3:29:21 and has raised over £2,300 so far. While Hetty, who was tackling a marathon for the first time, finished in 4:15:37 and has raised £3,250 to date.

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Hetty said: “Jason and I are both completely overwhelmed by how generous people have been in sponsoring us and helping us to raise so much money in memory of Aaron. We really can’t thank all our family, friends and everyone else who has sponsored.

“Finishing the race was an amazing experience and hearing the crowds cheering me on was just brilliant.”

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