Alun Bradshaw, 52, took part in the Thames Path Ultra Challenge and ran 50 kilometres for the National Deaf Children’s Society over the weekend of 9 to 10 September.
Alun’s route took him along the Thames towpath from Fulham Palace to Henley, taking in Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor along the way.
He was inspired to fundraise for the National Deaf Children’s Society because his daughter, Darcey, was identified as deaf at pre-school and now wears hearing aids.
The family is receiving ongoing support from the charity.
Mark, a police officer, has raised £680 so far and is very close to his target of £700 for the National Deaf Children’s Society, which supports the UK’s 50,000 deaf children.
Alun is no stranger to fundraising challenges. In April last year he ran the equivalent of six marathons in five days through Norfolk and Suffolk for the charity.
Alun is lives in March with his wife Rebecca and their children Charlie, 17, and Darcey, 12.
Alun said: “I wanted to take part in this event to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society as a thank you for their continued support of my family.
“The heat was incredible, but whenever I started to wilt, I just thought about why I was doing it and that’s what kept me going.”
Melissa Jones, who supports fundraisers for the National Deaf Children’s Society, said:
“I want to say a huge thank you to Alun for taking on this fantastic challenge for us. We’re so proud of you.
“The National Deaf Children’s Society is dedicated to supporting the UK’s 50,000 deaf children and their families. The efforts of selfless fundraisers like Alun will help us to keep on doing our vital work, now and into the future.”
- Those wishing to make a donation can still do so by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Alun-Bradshaw2
- There are 435 deaf children in Cambridgeshire.
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