Marathon runner from Chedburgh boosts the My WiSH charity funds
Marathon runner George Welham has helped to boost the funds of the My WiSH Charity thanks to his participation in the London Marathon.
The 24-year-old sales representative, who is a member of the sales team at Abbey Labels, in Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds, handed over £637 as a result of his run.
He gave the money to the charity, which supports the West Suffolk Hospital, when he paid a visit.
He had originally taken part in the marathon, which he completed in four hours and 28 minutes, with his intention of raising money for Blind Veterans UK with a target of £2,000. But he exceeded that amount hence the rest of the cash going to My WiSH with it being targeted to the dementia ward.
He said his grandmother Ann Hunter, who lived in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, and died aged 62, suffered from Alzheimer’s and he wanted to aid the hospital with the cash being directed towards funds for the day ward.
George, who lives in Stirling Close, Chedburgh, paid tribute to the huge support from his employee and its staff who donated to his fundraising.
He said: “The company was very generous with between 30 and 35 employees and each of them supported me. I wanted the money to be used wisely and that’s why I decided to hand it over to My WiSH as I had experienced first hand my grandmother’s illness.”
Pictured above is George Welham, with his mother Kerrie, right, and Sally Daniels, My WiSH campaign manager, with a cheque for £637.