99 for Bob

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

A grand­son will run 99 miles in hon­our of his grand­fa­ther, a D-Day veteran, who passed away last year. Bob Foulds was awarded the Le­gion of Hon­our by the French Gov­ern­ment for his ef­forts dur­ing the War. Bob passed away aged 98, and now his grand­son Dou­glas Al­li­son, from Pais­ley, is run­ning 99 miles in his mem­ory through­out Septem­ber. Dou­glas, who runs his first-ever marathon in Lan­caster to­day, said: “My grand­fa­ther would have been 99 on the 9th day of the 9th month and I wanted to cel­e­brate his life, and raise money for Ersk­ine Care Home, where he spent his last days, happy and made to feel like a hero.” uk.vir­gin­money­giv­ing.com/Dou­glasAl­li­son

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