Marathon fundraisers

Two Huntingdon firefighters pounded the streets on Sunday as they took part in the Great Eastern Run to raise money for children s charities. Dougie Gallimore, pictured left, and Andy Wright, were among 100 runners who took part in the 13.1-mile run aroun

Two Huntingdon firefighters pounded the streets on Sunday as they took part in the Great Eastern Run to raise money for children's charities.

Dougie Gallimore, pictured left, and Andy Wright, were among 100 runners who took part in the 13.1-mile run around the streets of Peterborough.

Dougie has for the past five years been raising money for the Dreamdrops Appeal, which buys toys and equipment for the children's ward at Hinchingbrooke

Hospital.


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The 42-year-old, who raised £500 in the run, said: "These children often spend long periods of time in hospital and anything which can distract them from their illness, even for a few hours, is always well received."

He completed the run in 2h 17 minutes, despite a leg strain.

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Andy took part in the run with his wife Paula to raise money for a charity that has helped their daughter, Katie - the Association for Spinal Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH).

The charity provided support and advice to the couple after Katie was born with hydrocephalus (a builds up of liquid that puts pressure on the brain).

Andy, 36, raised £350. He said: "ASBAH has been a source of information and support for the last six years."

INFORMATION: To sponsor the firefighters call 01480 52567.

Picture: HELEN DRAKE

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