A WRESTLING fan from Huntingdon has completed a different kind of marathon for charity.

Dean Mitchell, 43, broadcast a 24-hour internet show on British Wrestling Radio to raise money for a boy who needs to fly to America for specialist treatment.

Ten-year-old Callum Murray, of Runcorn, has endured 37 operations, had meningitis twice and contracted the potentially lethal infection C-diff since he was diagnosed with a rare brain condition seven years ago.

Mr Mitchell heard about the youngster, who is described as a wrestling superfan, after a number of top UK wrestlers and promoters held a fundraiser for him.

He said: “I have been doing the show since September and couldn’t think what I could do to help Callum. Then it came to me and I just said on air ‘in a month’s time, we’re going to do a 24-hour show!’

“We had support from most of the British wrestling teams and promoters and we had guys ringing in from America, donations from Canada … It was great.”

Mr Mitchell has raised almost £500 towards the £10,000-cost of Callum’s trip to the Chiari Institute in New York.

INFORMATION: See www.britishwrestlingradio.co.uk