April 18, 2011
runner's marathon fundraising efforts net £7,700
Burnham-On-Sea runner Jason Vickers raised more than £2,600
for charity by completing the London Marathon on Sunday (April
17th) - taking his total to a massive £7,700 over five years.
who works at Burnham's Tesco supermarket, ran the 26 mile route
for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
plucky runner, who has suffered from Crohn's Disease for the past
17 years, completed the course in five hours and 51 minutes.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "It was very warm weather,
which made the run more difficult than usual. I did get slightly
sunburt, but I still enjoyed every minute of it."
really pleased with the amount raised and thank everyone in Burnham
who has supported me over the years. I am very grateful for all
the kind words of support."
Burnham-On-Sea Harriers member Sue Nicholls was also running
the marathon in memory of her late husband, raising money for
Cancer Research UK.
And Sam Stockham, a teaching assistant at St Joseph's School
and Brent Knoll School, was running on behalf of the charity Multiple
Sclerosis Resource Centre.
runner Gary Bowden was also running the marathon in aid of CLIC
Sargent's 'Especially For You Fund'.