Sub-postmaster delivers cash boost to good cause
Raised £3,000 at Paris Marathon
A village sub-postmaster has raised thousands of pounds for a suicide prevention and awareness charity after running in the Paris Marathon in April.
Jon Brenton was taking part in his first marathon and finished at the Arc de Triomphe in three hours and 41 minutes.
He was running for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) which works to prevent male suicide, which is the biggest killer in men aged 20 to 45 in the UK.
Now he is looking forward to taking on another running challenge, this time in the world’s most northernmost marathon in the Norwegian Arctic Circle on Saturday.
Jon runs the Charing post office with his partner Nick Sutton. He recently reopened the High Street shop after a row with the company over safety.
He said: “It’s been really overwhelming how much people have donated so far. My partner and I have endured a stressful few years after an armed robbery at our business.
“For some men, stress can be a killer which is why CALM is a charity so close to my heart.”
He thanked the generosity of villagers and customers who have supported his campaign against the Post Office and gave generously, with a total now in excess of £3,000.
Speaking about this weekend’s challenge, he added: “I’m hoping to beat my previous time and to raise even more money for the charity. It would be incredible to reach the £5,000 mark.”
For more information about the charity visit www. thecalmzone.net. To find out more about Jon’s running visit www.justgiving.com/jon-brenton or pop in to the Charing post office in the village high street.