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Alexandra De Maria is running the London Marathon in memory of her grandfather John Whiteley.

Raising cash for charity that looked after war-hero granddad

Alexandra De Maria is running the 26 miles on April 26 to raise money for the Royal Star and Garter charity.

Rob Love and his dad Tony before the 8km fun run

Son and dad finish fun run at a push

A devoted son has pushed his terminally ill father round an 8km fun run to raise awareness of his rare condition.

Dorridge mum to take on second marathon in five weeks for Marie Curie

When mum-of-three Sue Johnson signed up with a borough running club with the aim of losing weight, she had no idea she’d be crossing the finish line at the London Marathon a little over a year later

Solihull solicitor targets London Marathon

PARTNER Karen Beevers from local law firm Evans Derry (Coleshill & North Solihull) will be participating in the Virgin 2013 London Marathon in April, to raise money for the Royal National Institute for the Blind, (RNIB)

Knowle man to run marathon for premature baby charity which supported his family

A BOROUGH man is aiming to raise £5,000 for the charity which supported him and his wife after their son was born nine weeks early

Tributes paid to former Solihull Chandos Choir conductor

WARM tributes have been paid to a well-known figure in Solihull choirs and music societies, who died on Christmas Eve.

Winners named at Solihull business awards

LINDSAY Melvin has emerged as this year’s Solihull ‘Business Person of the Year’ in the Chamber’s annual employee awards.

Marathon runners raises cash for teen stroke victim

A SOLIHULL runner has gone the extra mile to help support his son’s best friend, after the teen was paralysed by a stroke earlier this year.

Charity concert in aid of 'inspirational' policewoman

A SOLIHULL woman – still fighting her own battle with breast cancer – is organising a musical fundraiser for someone who lost her life to the same disease.

Solihull fundraiser's shock at being nominated to carry Olympic torch

A FUNDRAISER from Shirley had the shock of his life recently when he found out he had been selected as an Olympic torchbearer.

Solihull's Centurions cover the marathon miles

CENTURIONS have been out in force for the spring marathon season.

Wife's proud words for husband who completed race after learning to walk again

“I’M so proud of my husband for running the London Marathon after learning to walk again.”

Father runs London Marathon to boost funds for Solihull charity.

A SOLIHULL fundraiser put his best ‘foote’ forward at the weekend to complete the London Marathon for a charity close to his heart.

A SOLIHULL runner is preparing to take on her first ever marathon on behalf of her seriouslyill young niece.

Charlotte McGettigan, 23, from Solihull, will be running the 2012 Virgin London Marathon to help grant the wish of her ten year-old niece Lia Bentley, diagnosed with a brain tumour in January 2010.

TEACHERS at a Shirley school are preparing to run, swim and cycle over 60 miles for charity.

Deputy headteacher of Light Hall School, in Shirley, Bob Barr and assistant headteacher, Richard Hall will be taking part in the Big Half Triathlon at Trentham Gardens in Stoke on July 1 to raise funds for Get Kids Going.

Solihull couple to run London Marathon for charity.

A SOLIHULL husband and wife, who thought they had hung up their running shoes for good following poor health, have sprung back into action to tackle the London Marathon.

Villa spurring Blues fan on for marathon

IT’S not the London Marathon that worries borough businessman Wayne Porter, but the thought of running the 26 miles in an Aston Villa shirt.

Iona providing inspiration for a fitness challenge

NEXT Friday Solihull police officers are going head to head with fitness instructors from Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in a 10 hour treadmill race.

Big hug sees Carl through to the finish

A FATHER of two from Dorridge conquered the London Marathon in three hours and 29 minutes last Sunday in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Cherry’s inspired by family

A MERIDEN mum has said that more must be done to find a cure for dementia, a disease which has had a devastating impact on her family.


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