Preston sight loss charity supporters take on London Marathon raising over £7,800

Posted on - 10th October, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Steve Holliday ran the marathon in the fastest time for Galloway’s

Over £7,800 was raised for Preston sight loss charity Galloway’s by a team of four runners during the London Marathon.


Steve Holliday, Steve Millington, James Bickerstaff and Ken Mellis all pounded the city’s streets at the weekend, raising much-needed funds for sight loss charity Galloway’s.

Steve Holliday finished first, completing the race in three hours, 38 minutes.

The 44-year-old father-of-five loved his experience and would recommend people sign up next year to support Galloway’s.

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He said: “My son’s grandmother, Pam, works for Galloway’s and she asked me if I would be interested in doing the marathon.

“I enjoy running so this is a personal challenge for me and a chance to raise money for a cause that supports local people.

“It was tough but I kept in mind the fact that I am doing it to raise money for a charity and I want to inspire my children.

“I am really pleased with my time and the fact that I ran the whole course. I would love to do it again next year.”

Team Galloway’s

Galloway’s is encouraging people to enter the public ballot for the 2022 marathon, and support blind and partially sighted people, by joining their team next year.

Charlotte Carnell, Events Coordinator at Galloway’s, said: “We are all incredibly proud of all four runners, who have raised such a staggering amount for us.

“We really appreciate the huge effort they put into training and fundraising for us, especially as there have been
several setbacks and uncertainties because of Covid-19.”

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