9th Aug, 2020

Redditch dinosaur roars to the finish line raising more than £2,000 for the NHS

Harry Leach 6th Apr, 2020 Updated: 6th Apr, 2020


A MAN dressed as a dinosaur roared to the finish line of his ‘social distant marathon’ on Sunday, raising more than £2,000 for the NHS.

Last week, Darren Roland had urged people to sponsor his Redditch run by donating to his Just Giving page.

Due to government restrictions on how much a person can exercise, Darren knew he would have to run 6.5 miles over four days to hit the 26-mile distance.

While also keeping to the social distancing rules, ‘Darrensaurus-rex’ was snapped several times while out in the town.

Residents cheered and waved at the orange inflatable dinosaur as he pushed himself to breaking point.

More than 120 people have donated to Darren’s Just Giving page so far.

The cash will go towards helping NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Finishing the challenge at Arrow Valley Lake on Sunday, Darren said: “In total I have ran 26.3 miles which is a little bit more than marathon distance.

“Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement.

“I am overwhelmed by the hundreds of messages I have received in support of this.

“So for one last time please sponsor me and help raise money for our NHS heroes.”

Visit Darren’s Just Giving page HERE


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