Seaford stuntman Eddie Kidd making good progress on London Marathon

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STUNTMAN Eddie Kidd, who suffered a brain injury during a motorbike stunt, is forging ahead on the London Marathon.

Speaking on Tuesday April 29 Eddie said: “I’m on target to reach my two mile goal today, it’s baking hot out here - anyone fancy passing by with an ice-cream?”

Eddie, 51, who lives in Seaford, is raising money for Children with Leukaemia and the Eddie Kidd Foundation by completing the gruelling race - but it will take him almost four weeks using a special frame.

The former British record holder spent the last 15 years confined to a wheelchair following a tragic motorcycle jump accident back in 1996.

This accident left Eddie feared dead and he lay in a coma for several months.

He woke up from the coma, but was left with a brain injury which restricted his speech and movement.

Sam Kidd said: “My husband is going great guns - please all you lovely readers keep sending your donations for Children with Leukemia.”

Eddie will have some support from some of his celebrity friends on Saturday April 30, including Ray Winstone, Angela Rippon and Suggs, The Stereophonics and Joe Pasquale.

Children with Leukaemia researches and treats childhood leukaemia and helps children with illness and their families.

The Eddie Kidd Foundation supports the treatment and rehabilitation of stunt performers and professional extreme sportsmen and women.

He has spent more than a year training, with the devotion of personal trainer Matt of Riptide in Brighton and has been learning to walk again in a special custom made frame.

To find out more and to sponsor Eddie visit www.eddiekidd.co.uk.