He struggled to walk a ‘miracle mile’ after years in a wheelchair – but that wasn’t enough for David Grifﬁn.
The 56-year-old suffers from a rare muscle-wasting disease, but he has once again pushed his frail body to the limit in aid of charity.
In relentless heat David bravely struggled for four and a half hours to complete one and a half miles around the running track at HMS Temeraire, in Burnaby Road, Old Portsmouth.
Friends of the brave fundraiser described it as ‘his toughest challenge to date by far’ and admitted they had feared for his health.
Barely able to stand, David reached the end of his ordeal and almost collapsed over the ﬁnishing line – prompting mighty cheers from dozens of gathered supporters.
As for the charity champion himself, all he had to say was: ‘I’m knackered.’
‘That’s David all over,’ said his
trainer and friend Fr Brizz Miles