Lovedean’s Ray raises cash by completing the London Marathon

AWARD Ray Lincoln presenting his framed medal to Ali George events manager at The Rowans.     (112146-774)
AWARD Ray Lincoln presenting his framed medal to Ali George events manager at The Rowans. (112146-774)
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A SEASONED marathon runner has handed over a cheque for hundreds of pounds to a hospice.

Ray Lincoln, from Sheppard Close, Lovedean, pounded the streets for the London Marathon in April in 5hrs 4mins – despite being just months from his 60th birthday.

Mr Lincoln, a ranger for Horndean Parish Council, presented The Rowans Hospice, Purbrook with a cheque for £250.

He chose the charity after a close friend and fellow runner spent his final days being cared for at the hospice.

Now he is set to pull on his running shoes for the hospice again and is taking part in the Great South Run, in October.

Ali George, events fundraiser for The Rowans Hospice, said: ‘Ray has great energy taking part in these races and we’re delighted that he’s going to be running again for The Rowans Hospice, this time in Portsmouth.

‘Ray loved the support we gave him for the London Marathon, and at the Great South Run our runners will benefit from huge support on the day including cheer points en route and post-race massage.

‘We hope Ray’s story will inspire others to join him in raising money for The Rowans Hospice.’

Call (023) 9225 0001 to sign up for the challenge.