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Marathon aces raise funds for hospice

PUBLISHED: 09:46 18 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:30 12 August 2010

SEVEN runners raised £14,500 for a hospice by running the London Marathon. Ian Custance, 44, from Halstead and Alex Knowlden, 31, from Biggin Hill, each raised £1,500 each for Orpington s Harris HospisCare by running the marathon in five hours and 10 min

SEVEN runners raised £14,500 for a hospice by running the London Marathon.

Ian Custance, 44, from Halstead and Alex Knowlden, 31, from Biggin Hill, each raised £1,500 each for Orpington's Harris HospisCare by running the marathon in five hours and 10 minutes, last Sunday.

Mr Custance said: "We ran beside the Zulu Warriors for a while and the reception they got was fantastic, I think this sums up the Marathon spirit - which is to encourage people from wherever they are in the world, just for trying."

Simon Foster, 45, from Orpington, who raised £1,500, said: "The crowds were fantastic and really kept me going."

Daniel Webster, 24, and Steven Allen raised £4,000 each.

Mr Webster said: "What an amazing experience. Although I ache like mad, I feel great and am still on a high."

Other runners for Harris HospisCare included Dr Amrit Bindra, 53, who raised £1,500 and Dr Giles Harris who raised £500.

Harris HospisCare Event Fundraiser, Augusta Adu, said: "The money raised from the 2008 Flora London Marathon will go directly towards providing end of life care and support to those in the Bromley area. We can't thank our runners enough for their brilliant efforts."

To find out more about Harris HospisCare visit www.harrishospiscare.org.uk or call 01689 825755.

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