Run­ning for Bucks

Our lo­cal fundrais­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

A COU­PLE will pound the pave­ments of Lon­don this week­end when they take part in the Lon­don Marathon.

Sarah and Dave Peter­son, from Ley Hill, are tak­ing part in the 26.2 mile race on Sun­day to raise cash for Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care.

The cou­ple com­pleted their first marathon for the same char­ity in 2014 with their son Scott and his girl­friend Jess.

How­ever, the cou­ple have been spurred on to run the marathon again fol­low­ing the death of seven close friends.

Mrs Peter­son said: “We’re not com­mit­ted run­ners but have run the Lon­don Marathon once be­fore with ex­cel­lent sup­port from Ren­nie Grove.

“Ren­nie Grove helped a good friend of ours in her last weeks a few years ago and hav­ing had seven friends pass away re­cently, this has given us the en­thu­si­asm to run again.

“With fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and spon­sor­ship, we want to raise a sub­stan­tial sum so that Ren­nie Grove can con­tinue to help and sup­port oth­ers.”

The cou­ple have al­ready raised more than £5,600 for the char­ity.

About £4,000 of that was raised at a suc­cess­ful char­ity ball held at Ley Hill Me­mo­rial Cen­tre in March, which was at­tended by about 100 peo­ple.

Mr Peter­son also runs the weekly Sun­day quiz at The Crown in Ley Hill and has hosted some char­ity quizzes.

This is the third year in a row mem­bers of the Peter­son fam­ily have run the Lon­don Marathon for char­ity.

The Peter­son’s youngest son Craig ran it last year with his friends Han­nah Dav­i­son and Sam Prosser.

The cou­ple are hop­ing to com­plete this year’s marathon in about six hours.

To spon­sor Sarah and Dave Peter­son visit http:// uk.vir­gin­money­giv­ing. com / t e am / Sara­handDavePeter­son.

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