Seaford striders to raise money for Eddie Kidd

Eddie Kidd and his wife Sam

Eddie Kidd and his wife Sam

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A TEAM of runners will be pounding the streets of Seaford this Sunday to pay for a new wheelchair for local hero Eddie Kidd.

The former motorbike stuntman, who was left with catasphrophic injuries following a crash in 1996, raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity after completing the London Marathon earlier this year.

He used a special frame rather than a wheelchair to complete the 26 miles.

During his journey 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.

Now after his amazing feat a group taking part in the Seaford Marathon on Sunday, August 21, want to raise cash to support him.

Marathon organiser Gary Hatcher said, “For the Seaford Striders, Eddie is both an inspiration and a local hero.

“Unfortunately he depends entirely on state funded care. Our donation will go towards a much-needed wheelchair for him.”

There are still places left in what is the fourth Seaford Marathon, one of the toughest races in the South East.

It follows a challenging route around Seaford, Alfriston and Firle.

The race begins at 9am at Seaford Fire Station. There is a limit of 150 places.

Entry fees are £20 for UK Athletics affiliated members and runbritain.com members and £22 for unaffiliated members.

Find out more at www.seafordmarathon.co.uk