Three Staffordshire men put the fun into fundraising


Three Staffordshire men are to take part in different sporting events with a twist in a bid to raise money for different charities.

Oakhill resident, Lee Goodwin, is hoping to break the world record by running the London Marathon next Sunday in a wedding dress.

The 36-year-old decided on the costume in a bid to raise money for the intensive care unit that cared for his friend’s 11-month-old baby.

Gareth Mayer, of Stafford Crescent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, will be travelling from Newcastle to Stoke and back again on a space hopper.

Comedian Mayer will start from Newcastle bus station, travel to the Wheatsheaf pub in Stoke and bounce back again for Cancer Research UK

The 33-year-old plans to space hop a total distance of 4.5 miles in memory of his mum Ceinwen after she lost her fight against the disease at the age of 69 four years ago.

And Penkridge-born Jack Sexty (pictured) is hoping to complete the Manchester Marathon this Sunday – by pogo stick. 

The 24-year-old MA Journalism student at Staffordshire University hopes to break the world record for the furthest distance pogoed in 24 hours.

Click below to see StaffsLive’s video report on Jack Sexty. 

(Additional reporting by Amy Jones)


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