Eddie Kidd walks the London Marathon with celebrity friends

Eddie and his wife Sam out collecting for his marathon challenge
Eddie and his wife Sam out collecting for his marathon challenge
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LEGENDARY stuntman Eddie Kidd, who suffered a brain injury during a motorbike stunt, will walk the London Marathon.

Eddie, 51, who lives in Seaford, is raising money for Children with Leukaemia and the Eddie Kidd Foundation by completing the gruelling race.

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, however he was left with a brain injury which restricted his speech and movement.

Now the only man to jump The Great Wall of China has decided to complete the 26 miles using a special frame to enable him to walk, but it will take him almost four weeks.

He will be joined by friends such as fellow Londoner and actor Ray Winstone, comedians Bobby Davro and Craig Charles and Suggs from Madness.

Determined Eddie said: “This is a walk in the park, however the biggest challenge of my life, and I’d like to thank the people of Seaford for their generous donations and keep them coming in virginmoneygiving.com/eddiekidd.”

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.

Fourteen times World Champion, stunt double to a stream of Hollywood A listers.

He 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.