Andy half way to completing charity miles

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A Mansfield marathon runner has so far raised £2,300 in his quest to run 1,000 miles for Macmillan.

Andy Callaghan Wetton, from Berry Hill, is more than half way to finishing his charity challenge which he started in April this year.

The Wynndale Primary School teacher decided to undertake the year-long challenge to support the people that are affected by and living with cancer every day.

Mr Callaghan-Wetton has completed 660 miles so far with the completion of the Turkey trot on 8th December with his brother Kev and friends, John and Mike .

Mr Callaghan-Wetton said: “Having had family, pupils, colleagues and friends all affected by various forms of this awful disease its time to do something about it.

“We all know the statistics, at some point in our lives many of us will be affected directly or indirectly by cancer.”

Mr Callaghan-Wetton (34)has 340 miles left to run in five months and by the time he has completed his challenge he will have run 40 marathons.

He added: “I have raised £15,000 in the last 10 years for various charities including Marie Curie, Clic Sargent, and more. I hope to raise as much money as possible this year.”