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Fundraiser runs length of Hadrian's Wall for deaf children

Fundraiser runs length of Hadrian's Wall for deaf children

Francis Batt

Fundraiser runs length of Hadrian's Wall for deaf children
The three runners show Phoebe the route they took

A loving  godfather has run the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for the charity that helps children who are fighting deafness.

Dave Wilkerson, 37, of Maidenhead Road, Windsor is godfather to nine-year-old Phoebe who was born deaf.

He teamed with friends Richard Lord, 39 - Phoebe's dad - and Lee Wilson, 39, to run the whole 84 miles of the wall between Carlisle and Newcastle in 24 hours.

They did it between June 18 and 19 and now all their sponsorship money is in, revealing a £3,500 boost for the Ear Foundation. 

Dave said: "It was a tough challenge but we were able to encourage each other along the way and had friends and family en route to provide us with moral support and most importantly food and drink."

Thanks to a cochlear implant Phoebe attends mainstream school. She lives in Derby with her dad Richard and mum Lorna.

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