A regional newspaper editor will run the London Marathon this weekend to raise funds for a charity that helps get disabled youngsters into sport.
Eastern Daily Press editor Pete Waters, pictured left, will take part in the 26.2 mile as part of Team Norwich City in support of Norfolk’s Community Sports Foundation’s Sporting Light Appeal.
The appeal aims to raise funds to support the foundation’s programmes for thousands of disabled and disadvantaged people in the county – using sport as a tool to make a huge difference to their lives.
Said Pete: “This is the only the second time I’ve done a sponsored run – the other one to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer in memory of my late wife Tracy - but having now been involved in the CSF programmes, I was hugely impressed by how much the youngsters gain from them and moved by their determination to do well. They really are life-changing.”
Also taking part with Team Norwich City are Norwich City Football Club legend Iwan Roberts and chief executive David McNally, as well as BBC Radio Norfolk presenters Stephen Bumfrey and Helen McDermott.
Craig Richardson, who was badly injured by an IED during a tour of Afganistan in 2008 with the RAF, resulting in the amputation of his right leg below the knee, will also be running.
Added Pete: “By creating opportunities to participate in sport, CSF helps youngsters who have had a terrible start in life to improve their social skills, confidence and health while providing valuable respite care for their families.”