Local MP Jack Lopresti has raised funds for a local children’s charity by running in the 2010 Bristol Half Marathon.
Completing the course in an impressive 1hr 58 mins, Mr Lopresti raised vital funds for the Frenchay After Burns (FAB) Children’s Club through sponsorship from the race.
The FAB Children’s Club is a charity which provides ongoing support to burn-injured children and their families.
Each year more than 300 children from across the region are admitted to Frenchay Hospital’s paediatric burns unit.
Mr Lopresti said:
“The Bristol half-marathon is always a great day out and I’m so pleased to have raised funds for such a good cause.”
Talking about the Frenchay After Burns Children’s Club, Jack added:
“The stories of the bravery and determination of the children, their families and the staff there really inspired me to go out and do something positive myself to help.”
“I am still collecting donations and hope that as many people as possible can give just a small amount towards the fundraising effort for the charity, every penny really does count and the more we can raise, the better.”
It was the fifth time Mr Lopresti has run the Bristol Half Marathon and he hopes to compete in the London Marathon next year to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.
To sponsor Mr Lopresti and support the Frenchay After Burns Children’s Club, visit: www.justgiving.com/jack-lopresti.
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