MARATHON man Alan Maddock is celebrating raising more than £6,000 for charity after a 12-hour run at Marbury Country Park.
Alan, who works for Weaver Vale Housing Trust, was joined by colleagues at the Trust’s annual staff summer party at Winnington Rec on Sunday to present Lynda and Dai Hill from The Joshua Tree with the money raised.
Staff congratulated Alan on raising a total of £6,200 for the Sandiway-based charity, which aims to give children with life-threatening illnesses access to a unique holiday home and support centre.
Alan, who is 47-years-old and lives in Winnington, covered around 60 miles over the course of the 12 hours.
He said: “I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support of everyone at the Trust, family and friends as well as people in the wider community who came on the day of the run and have pledged money since.
“The Joshua Tree is a fantastic charity and it was a great incentive for me knowing what an impact the money will have on families’ lives.”
There was a star-studded turn out at Alan’s run, including the British 4x100m relay gold medallist from the 2002 Commonwealth Games Allyn Condon, five Royal Marines, Scottish international sprinter and World European masters champion Darren Scott, GB junior sprinter Tony Corrigan, and 7ft 4ins former NBA basketball player Alan Bannister. Rudheath High School and Leftwich Primary and High Schools also attended on the day.
Lynda Hill, founder of The Joshua Tree, said: “Weaver Vale Housing Trust has been a tremendous support for us and we are extremely grateful for all time and effort from staff and tenants.
“Alan’s run was a great achievement and the amount he raised is staggering. We have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and have been impressed by the dedication of everyone involved.”