A HONDA dealer has raised more than £10,000 for a children’s cancer charity by running the London Marathon.
Paul Barkshire, the director of Lings, which has showrooms in Harleston and Lowestoft, endured a pulled muscle and a host of blisters to complete last month’s race in five hours, 55 minutes and 25 seconds, raising a total of £10,769 for Children with Cancer UK.
It was also the day of his 34th wedding anniversary, and wife Bridget was in the crowds to cheer him on.
Barkshire, 54, said: ‘I’m so proud to have been chosen to represent this amazing charity. The work they do is absolutely crucial to families across the UK and I hope my small contribution can play a role in providing support for those that need it.
‘I can’t believe the amount that has been raised. I’m truly thankful for everyone that has donated and offered me encouragement on my journey. I couldn’t have done it without you.’
As well as providing care for children with cancer, the charity, which was inaugurated in 1988 by Diana, Princess of Wales, aims to determine the causes and find cures.
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