A PAIR of Redditch brothers have raised a tidy sum for Macmillan Cancer Support as they involved the community with their marathon efforts.
David Heaselgrave and his brother Tim decided to run the Birmingham half marathon on October 15 to challenge themselves and help a good cause at the same time.
To maximise their sponsorship money they devised a game where members of the public could guess their finish time in exchange for a charity donation – and the closest guess would win a prize.
Cafe Nero in Redditch kindly sponsored the prize and more than 50 people from the Café and the Abbey Stadium, where David trains daily, entered the competition.
In just three weeks the duo raised £700 for the cause, and last week they presented the prize hamper to the two lucky guessers.
Coming in with a time of two hours one minute and 50 seconds, David and Tim were happy.
The two winners, who will be sharing the prize, were Cafe Nero daily regular, 85 year-old Harry and Rachel Markham, a Nero barrista and team leader.
David said: “We are extremely grateful for all the support we received.
“We chose the Birmingham run because it coincided perfectly with my 51st birthday on October 13, and the money we’re now able to donate is a really great gift.”