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Man completes 100km marathon to raise £14,000 for Woodford Green hospice

PUBLISHED: 10:55 13 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:56 13 August 2013

Miles Skinner ran the 100km marathon in Sweden to raise money for Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green.

Miles Skinner ran the 100km marathon in Sweden to raise money for Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green.

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A man has completed a 100km marathon in Sweden to raise an incredible £14,000 for Woodford Green hospice Haven House.

Miles Skinner, a surveyor, completed the gruelling run through Stockholm in just under nine hours, finishing 18th.

The 27-year-old’s efforts mean there are enough funds for two weeks of care and support for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Mr Skinner said: “I am delighted to have raised such an amazing amount for the charity.

“It would have been impossible to get through the day without the support of my family, who were supplying me with drinks, gels and energy bars all day long.”

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of the hospice, in High Road, praised the achievement.

He said: “This really is a staggering amount of money for Haven House and a staggering effort from Mr Skinner, we really are delighted that he chose to run for us, particularly as this is our 10th birthday year.”

Mr Palfreman highlighted the need for dedicated fundraisers like Mr Skinner to maintain the charity, which has “limited” government funding.


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