TIM DUTTON is not letting his inexperience at running hold him back as he prepares to take on the Humber Half-marathon this summer.
The 26-year-old, who works at Bridlington’s A4e on Prospect Street, only took up running two months ago, but is determined to complete the 13-mile run on June 26 to raise plenty of money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
He said: “Great Ormond Street Hospital is an amazing place which has touched the lives of so many children and their families.
“With a family of my own I wanted to show my support, not only by raising money, but also by raising awareness of the hospital.”
Great Ormond Street needs to raise over £50 million each year to stay at the forefront of pioneering research and the treatment of seriously ill children.
The hospital is currently undergoing redevelopment to replace cramped, outdated wards with new facilities where parents can sleep alongside their child.
Money received from fund-raising events is helping to finance the renovation.
The Humber Half-marathon starts in Hessle before crossing the Humber Bridge and taking a loop round Hull streets and anybody who would like to sponsor Tim can donate at www.justgiving.com/Tim-Dutton.