Half marathons for Monmouthshire man

By Jake Chown  
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 5:15 pm
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A MONMOUTHSHIRE man is to run four half marathons in March to raise money for charity.

Dan Morgan, who currently plays football for Lydney Town FC, will run the four half marathons in March for the charity Home-Start Monmouthshire after finding out what the charity does for families with young children.

Inspired by comedian Eddie Izzard’s incredible 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief, Dan felt inspired to do his bit for charity.

“After watching a television series documenting the comedian Eddie Izzard running around the UK, participating in 43 marathons in 51 days in aid of Sport Relief, I felt inspired to take on a similar challenge,” he said.

“A few years down the line and after doing a little bit of research into local half marathons, I discovered that there are four relatively local half marathons taking place on consecutive weekends in March this year. Without hesitation I signed up to Newport half marathon on the 6th, Bath half on the 13th, the Forest of Dean half on the 20th and finally the world half marathon on the 26th, which will be in Cardiff.

“I stumbled across Home-Start Monmouthshire. After having a look at the website and learning about all the good the charity does for families with young children, I couldn’t think of a better cause to raise money for.

“I felt honoured to be raising money for such a charity.”

To sponsor Dan and help him smash his £1,000 target, visit crowdfunding.just

giving.com/danmorgan25 or follow the link on www.home

startmonmouthshire.org.uk/events/fundraising

All the money raised will go towards helping Home-Start Monmouthshire continue supporting families across Monmouthshire.

For more information about Home-Start Monmouthshire, visit www.home

startmonmouthshire.org.uk

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