SEAFORD: Former stuntman Eddie Kidd completes marathon challenge

Eddie Kidd and his wife Sam
Eddie Kidd and his wife Sam

FORMER daredevil stuntman Eddie Kidd completed his London Marathon challenge on Monday night, seven weeks after starting.

The Seaford resident, who suffered catastrophic injuries following a crash in 1996, used a special frame rather than a wheelchair to complete the 26 miles.

The 51-year-old, who was left with a brain injury which has restricted his speech and movement, has raised an amazing £75,000 for charity following his mammoth feat which saw him walk up to a mile a day. During his journey, which started on April 17, a number of well-known names such as Hollywood film star Ray Winstone, comedian Joe Pasquale and singer Suggs came along to cheer him on and Ray was also there as he crossed the finish line in the Mall in Central London.

Eddie spent more than a year training for the fundraiser which was in aid of Children with Cancer UK, formerly Kids with Leukaemia.

To help boost the charity pot he turned out in Broad Street in Seaford with his wife Sam back in April to meet fans.

The London Marathon also saw Eddie supporting the Eddie Kidd Foundation, which aims to support other dangermen and women who may find their careers suddenly cut short by injury.

For more information, visit www.eddiekidd.co.uk