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Carpenter's run raises £1,000

PUBLISHED: 10:15 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:47 25 August 2010

A CARPENTER who ran ten miles in aid of a hospice which looked after his dying brother has his sights on the London marathon and a parachute jump next year.

A CARPENTER who ran ten miles in aid of a hospice which looked after his dying brother has his sights on the London marathon and a parachute jump next year.

Apprentice carpenter Niki Fitzgerald, 20, from Thamesmead, ran ten miles to raise much needed cash for the Bexley and Bromley Cottage Hospice in Abbey Wood.

His run took him through Woolwich, Charlton, Blackheath, Greenwich and Plumstead, and finished at the hospice's main entrance in Abbey Wood, on March 20.

Mr Fitzgerald said: "I wanted to do something positive for the hospice.

"My brother passed away there a few years ago. I wanted to make a difference and put something back.

"I've raised £1,050 so far through pub and work sponsorship, which is great."

To make a donation, contact Community Fundraiser Julie Lawrie-Raison at the hospice on 0208 319 9234 or email julielawrie-raison@gbch.org.uk .

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