London Marathon runner raises £2,500 for charity close to his heart
- Credit: Ian Needham
A London Marathon runner hopes raising awareness of a charity close to his heart will prevent others from suffering the same heartache he once experienced.
Ian Needham, from Fakenham, ran the 26.2-mile capital city course in just under five-and-a-half hours earlier this month - and almost 1,000 days after he initially signed up.
Along the way he raised £2,754 for The Lullaby Trust, which provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and spreads the word about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Mr Needham lost his nine-week-old daughter, Kathryn, to cot death back in 2011.
Highlighting the charity's efforts was, therefore, of huge importance to the intrepid runner.
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“The charity's work was the sole purpose of why I wanted to raise awareness of something that is only thought of after a death," said Mr Needham.
“If, by raising awareness and funds for this charity, I've prevented one parent from going through what I have, then it will be a job well done.”
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