Journalist Raises £3,800 After Marathon Challenge

16th February 2018


 

Express & Star and Shropshire Star digital sports editor Nathan Judah has proudly handed over a cheque for almost £3,800 to Cure Leukaemia. 

Nathan said: "It was pleasure to be invited into Cure Leukaemia HQ by chief executive James McLaughlin. 

 

"To sit down and understand the incredible work that goes on behind the scenes with such a small team is staggering.

 

"I can't emphasize enough that every single pound is sunk straight into the charity - and it really matters."

Nathan, who is based at the Wolverhampton head office, united with thousands of runners to take part in the fifth annual Dopey Challenge in January. 

He completed a 5km, 10km, half-marathon and full marathon over four days across the USA theme parks, making his way through Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios despite plunging temperatures. 

 

 

The 37-year-old decided to take on the challenge after losing a friend to cancer last year and following news Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme had been diagnosed with the disease. 

Nathan, who had tackled marathons in London, New York and Seattle before heading to Florida, added:

"It was an honour and a privilege to run for such a fantastic cause and I look forward to continue working with Cure Leukaemia in the near future. 

 

"Now onto the next challenge. Watch this space." 

 


 

 

 

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