Dairy director’s run delivers the goods for Age UK

Graham Smith shows off his medal after completing the London Marathon.  PHOTO: Supplied
Graham Smith shows off his medal after completing the London Marathon. PHOTO: Supplied
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A dairy business director delivered the goods by raising over £3,800 for Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland after running the London Marathon.

Graham Smith is no stranger to a challenge and has raised tens of thousands for charity by travelling from Kirby & West in Leicester, where he works, to Land’s End in Cornwall in an electric milk-float.

Graham, who underwent a double heart bypass operation only two years ago, said: “It took me 4hrs 41mins. My target was to finish in less than 5hrs so I’m pleased to have beaten that.

“I’ve proved that I can do it after my heart operation which was important to me.

“At about 21 miles I felt like stopping. My legs felt like they couldn’t go on. But having trained for so long I just had to complete it – giving up wasn’t an option.”

He added: “The money I’ve raised will help Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland continue its essential services to the older, vulnerable and frail. I’ve been involved with the charity for many years, currently as chairman. I see the benefits it brings to the lives of older people, many of whom are at crisis point with nowhere else to go for help.”

l To donate, visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/gafsmith