British Wrestling Radio raises hundreds of pounds for charity
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!’
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“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.
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INFORMATION: See www.britishwrestlingradio.co.uk