Fund target beaten

PUBLISHED: 13:53 03 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:25 04 May 2010

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Ely runner Mark Hart raised more than £4,000 for charity after he completed the London Marathon in memory of his nine-year-old nephew who died from a massive asthma attack. Mark, 41, domestic bursar at the King s School was competing in his third marathon

Ely runner Mark Hart raised more than £4,000 for charity after he completed the London Marathon in memory of his nine-year-old nephew who died from a massive asthma attack.

Mark, 41, domestic bursar at the King's School was competing in his third marathon and finished the 26-mile run in three hours 48 minutes.

Now his sponsorship money will be presented to Asthma UK.

Mark's nephew Danny Simms died on February 1 last year.

"Danny was like all nine-year-olds; he loved playing football and was an avid Manchester United fan," said Mark.

"He was full of life and we all miss him terribly. It was an awful time for the whole family and remains so, especially for Danny's parents, Deborah and Lee, and Danny's older sister, Carly.

"Our target was £4,000 so we are thrilled to have beaten it and delighted that money is still coming in. We are so grateful to everyone who has sponsored us and we'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to them all," said Mark.

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