Thanks a Bill-ion! Ridgeons supervisor raises money for children’s charity

Bill Coles of Ridgeons, raises money for East Anglian Children's Hospices, EACH

Bill Coles of Ridgeons, raises money for East Anglian Children's Hospices, EACH - Credit: Archant

A supervisor at a March building merchants walked the equivalent of the London Marathon to raise £900 for a children’s charity.

Bill Coles pounded the 26.2 miles distance on a treadmill he brought into Ridgeons from home to raise money for the firm’s charity of the year - the East Anglian Children’s Hospices EACH.

He said: “I thought I was going to collapse when I finished.

“My legs just didn’t feel like they belonged to me.

“I got off the treadmill but still felt like my legs were carrying on, it was very odd, it took about half an hour for that feeling to go away.”

But despite then suffering all weekend with the pain, Bill, 47, said it was worth every minute to have raised so much.

He thanked customers and colleagues for helping to top such an impressive total during his six and a half hour stint.