Seaford Marathon will raise money for Eddie Kidd

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THIS year Seaford Marathon is raising money to pay for a new wheelchair for local hero Eddie Kidd.

The former motorbike stuntman was left with a brain injury after an accident in 1996 and was confined to a wheelchair.

There are still places left in this year’s marathon which takes place on Sunday August 21. Marathon organiser Gary Hatcher said: “For the Seaford Striders, Eddie is both an inspiration and a local hero.

“Unfortunately he depends entirely on state funded care.

“Our donation will go towards a much needed wheelchair for him.”

Despite his severe disabilities, Eddie completed the London Marathon this year by using a special frame which allowed him to walk. To date he has raised more than £90,000 for charities and continues to raise money for people in need.

This is the fourth Seaford Marathon, which is one of the toughest races in the South East.

It follows a challenging route around Seaford, Alfriston and Firle. The race begins at 9am at Seaford Fire Station. There is a limit of 150 places so get your place booked now to avoid disappointment.

Entry fees are £20 for UK Athletics affiliated members and runbritain.com members and £22 for unaffiliated members.

To find out more visit www.seafordmarathon.co.uk/.