Prestonian running London Marathon for Rock FM Cash for Kids

Posted on - 24th July, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Competitions, People, Preston News, Preston North End, Sport
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A Preston man is running the London Marathon to raise funds for local charity Rock FM and Greatest Hits Radio Lancashire Cash for Kids.


Primary school teacher Phil Sumner will run in October, with a fundraising target of £2,000. He said many families are struggling, and Cash for Kids provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children.

Each year, they make grants to other charities, social services, individuals, schools and youth groups.

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Phil said he has always wanted to run the marathon, and he is glad to have finally bitten the bullet.

He said: “Everyone’s going through a tricky time at the moment, and it gives me something to focus on and aim towards, whilst also raising some money for a well-deserved charity.

“I chose to run for Cash for Kids as it is a local charity that does so much for the children of Lancashire. Please sponsor me, as every little helps!”

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Phil continued: “Being a primary school teacher in Lancashire, I see first hand the great work they complete for the children in our area. 

“Everything raised in our area stays in our area, with a focus on alleviating poverty, supporting disability and improving quality of life. Any amount you care to give is very much appreciated. After you sponsor me, it would be great if you could leave me a photo or video support message.”

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To help raise funds, Phil is organising a raffle and is giving away four signed Preston North End shirts and a signed ball as prizes.

The draw will be made on Sunday 1 August at 6pm and, in the spirit of fairness, either filmed live or posted on social media.

The prizes are as follows:

  • 1st prize: Signed Preston North End white home shirt 2020/21 squad
  • 2nd prize: Signed Preston North End blue away shirt 2020/21 squad
  • 3rd prize: Signed Preston North End green third shirt 2020/21 squad
  • 4th prize: Signed Preston North End yellow away shirt 2017/18 squad
  • 5th prize: Signed Preston North End football from 2020/21 squad

To enter, participants need to donate £5 to Phil’s fundraiser and then send him a message via email at

All the money raised goes directly to Rock FM to support vulnerable local children and young people. It also goes to those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds or live with a life-limiting illness or disability.

To find out more, visit Phil’s fundraising page.

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