Report by Charlotte Richardson , chief reporter
Monday, April 16, 2012
A BUSINESS owner will don his trainers and take part in the London Marathon in the name of a good cause.
Chris Richards, who owns Fairsave in Worle High Street, is taking part in the 26.2 mile event in aid of The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
He has been running since quitting smoking in 2008 and this will be his first marathon.
The father-of-one, of Weston, has taken part in half-marathons before and has been busy organising events locally in between training to help boost his fundraising.
Chris said: “I don’t know how to raise £1,500 and I might end up with sore feet.
“If you can go out of your way to help another in a challenge that effects them everyday of their life, every day, one more important by 1,000 times compared to the challenges I have faced in my life.
“That’s why I am here today trying to raise funds for muscular dystrophy. It is bigger than me.”
Chris has organised a raffle with some great prizes to help raise money for the charity and you can get tickets in his shop.
To sponsor him log on to www.justgiving.com/2far