Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Harold Hill man Dave Butler’s 500-mile challenge for Richard House Children’s Hospice

A heart-warming story that isn't directly festival-related. However as part of a festival that celebrates Harold Hill and its local people we think it's something we want to share with you on our blog. To find out more click on the blue link below.

Story as seen in Romford Recorder

"It’s not a Proclaimers joke – Dave Butler really would walk 500 miles

Or, at least, he’d run and cycle them. Starting with the Brighton Marathon on April 14, the big-hearted Harold Hill cabbie is taking on five races in five weeks – all in aid of a kids’ hospice.

Of course, whether he’ll still be singing as he crosses the finish line of the 200-mile Mitie London Revolution race remains to be seen.

Briar Road resident Dave, 50, hopes to raise £1,500 for the Newham-based Richard House Children’s Hospice. Although he doesn’t have any personal ties to the charity, it’s a cause he feels very strongly about."

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