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Richard raises over £2,000 for Grantham Disabled Children's Society

A doting father, who only started running two years ago, has raised more than £2,000 for a local disabled children's group, by taking part in the London Marathon.

Richard Broughton, 47, of First Avenue, Grantham, was fund-raising for some much needed funds for Grantham Disabled Children Society, after becoming a member when his 10-year-old daughter Amie was diagnosed with autism.

He said: "I found fitness a couple of years ago and saw the London Marathon as the perfect opportunity to raise some money and awareness for the group. Initially I thought I might raise a couple of hundred pounds but the sponsorship kept rolling in.

"I was absolutely blown away by the final amount of £2,055. It far surpassed any expectations."

Richard presented the cheque to GDCS trustee Darryl Blair last Wednesday.

Darryl and fellow trustees Micky Stokes and Alison Telfer hope the amount will help the group in its push towards becoming a registered


Darryl added: "Richard has raised a phenomenal amount of money. The trustees will use this sum towards our goal of becoming a registered charity.

"We would like to thank Richard and everyone who kindly sponsored him."

Richard added: "The fitness continues. I have now completed seven half marathons, three ultra marathons and 16 Tough Mudders."

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