Fund-raiser of the Year Award, spon­sored by The Peter­bor­ough Evening Tele­graph

WIN­NER: Mike Shat­tock

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

MIKE Shat­tock of Trues­dale Gar­dens, Langtoft, be­gan the Yel­low Bee­tle Chal­lenge last April to sup­port the Royal Hospi­tal for Neuro-dis­abil­ity in Put­ney, London.

The hospi­tal is caring for his wife Sam, who suf­fered a car­diac ar­rest in Jan­uary 2010.

Last year Mike, who was nom­i­nated by friend Karen Wass, ran the New York Marathon and cy­cled from London to Paris and in Fe­bru­ary com­pleted the third of his epic chal­lenges by scal­ing Mount Kil­i­man­jaro.

With the help of his friends and fam­ily Mike has so far raised more than £25,000 for the hospi­tal – but he has not fin­ished yet.

Speak­ing af­ter the pre­sen­ta­tion, Mike said: “A lot has hap­pened and I ob­vi­ously wish I wasn’t here un­der these cir­cum­stances.

“But it has been fan­tas­tic for me to raise such a lot of money for the hospi­tal, which cares for a num­ber of peo­ple from Peter­bor­ough and Bourne.

“Kil­i­man­jaro was the most in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence of my life, and the tough­est.

“I also did the London Marathon last week, and am cy­cling from Land’s End to John O’groats start­ing on Satur­day.

“A lot of peo­ple are get­ting in­volved and the Yel­low Bee­tle chal­lenge is go­ing from strength to strength.” Run­ners up

So­phie Wil­son was nom­i­nated by friends and col­leagues of Dili­genta, and her mum Vanessa, for rais­ing more than £13,600 for St Guy’s and St Thomas Hospi­tal in London while bat­tling skin can­cer.

Stan­ground mum of two Penny Lan­ning suf­fers from a lung con­di­tion called bronchiec­ta­sis, a pro­gres­sive dis­ease which is a scar­ring of her lungs for which there is cur­rently no cure. She is cur­rently fundrais­ing for Pap­worth Hospi­tal where she is a pa­tient, and does all this as well as tak­ing care of her two young chil­dren.

FUNDRAIS­ERS: Mike Shat­tock, Penny Lan­ning and So­phie Wil­son with Antony Cot­ton and Peter­bor­ough Evening Tele­graph ed­i­tor Mark Ed­wards.

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