Marathon man Malcolm raises nearly £2,000 to help charity that supports special care babies

11:01 15 April 2014

Malcolm Bennett

Malcolm Bennett

Archant

Malcolm Bennett raised almost £2,000 for premature baby charity BLISS by completing the London Marathon.

BLISS helps support families and funds research for special care babies and those who are born prematurely.

The charity has a special significance for Malcolm and his wife Andrea of Ely as the couple’s daughter, Amy, and son, Jamie, were both born prematurely, weighing just 2lb 10oz and 4lb 3oz respectively.

The couple spent a lot of time in neo-natal care and received support with both of their children, which inspired them to give something back.

And, on Sunday, Malcolm completed the marathon in 4hrs 11minutes and helped to raise almost £2,000.

Andrea, who works in Tesco, in Ely, has also helped boost the total by holding car boot sales, cake stalls and managing collection tins.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:41
Local MP Steve Barclay attended a meeting organised by the Littleport Parish Council

An 11th hour deal looks set to resolve a long-standing stale-mate over Littleport’s multimillion pound schools and leisure centre scheme.

Yesterday, 11:08
Tree blown down at junction of Beech Lane and New Barnes, Ely (Photo: Clinton Edwards)

Ely got a battering on Sunday as high winds brought down trees, fence panels, and even a lamp post.

49 minutes ago
The donkeys were led through Kings Avenue as part of Palm Sunday celebrations.

Churchgoers led two donkeys on a walk through Ely at the weekend, to mark Palm Sunday.

Yesterday, 22:48
 BBC FA cup final fans choir.

A local amateur chorister has beaten off rivals from across the UK to sing at the FA Cup final at Wembley in May.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition