Marathon Fundraiser Completes His Quest

Councillor runs  London Marathon in his Palace shirt

Councillor Peter Walker has completed the London Marathon in his Palace shirt (see right), raising more than £2,900 for charity.

The Merton Councillor, who lives in Wimbledon, is ran in aid of Merton Mencap - a charity that works for those with learning disabilities in the borough of Merton. He also raised funds for the national Mencap fund.

Councillor Walker, aged 68, had never run a marathon before and doesn't intend to do another. He said: "I am delighted that I managed to finish the course, although I had to walk the last bit. The day was fantastic and in particular the support you get from the spectators.

"I do not think I will be doing this again, but it is nice to have participated and crossed the finish line. Many thanks to all those kind people who donated and gave me support. If anyone feels they would like to donate to my charity, feel free to do so as my donation page stays open for a few more days."

Any donations for Mencap can be made by going to his Mencap website: Peter Walker's fundraising page.

April 14, 2014
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Peter Walker with his medal