‘We wouldn’t be here with­out our run­ners’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - LONDON MARATHON -

TWO Bucks men have com­pleted the Lon­don Marathon and man­aged to raise thou­sands of pounds for an asthma char­ity.

Dan Schofield left), 26, of Bea­cons­field, and Lee Co­p­ley (right), 44, of Amer­sham, raised a to­tal of £3,000 for Asthma UK by tak­ing part in the run on Sun­day, April 24.

Mr Schofield, who has asthma, fin­ished the 26.2 mile chal­lenge in four hours and 16 min­utes, while Mr Co­p­ley ran it in five hours and 15 min­utes.

Kerry Johns, head of events and com­mu­nity fundrais­ing at Asthma UK, said; “I’d like to say a big thank you and con­grat­u­la­tion to Dan and Lee for run­ning the Lon­don Marathon for us.

“Every 10 sec­onds, some­one has a po­ten­tially life threat­en­ing asthma at­tack in the UK, which is why we fund re­search to help de­velop new treat­ments and ul­ti­mately a cure for asthma.

“We are solely funded by public do­na­tions, so we sim­ply wouldn’t be able to con­tinue with out work with­out peo­ple like Dan and Lee and our team of fan­tas­tic run­ners.”

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