Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Bangor man to walk marathon for charity

Bangor man Paul Maidment is helping to take the NSPCC one step closer in ending cruelty to children by walking the Belfast City Marathon in support of NSPCC.

Mr Maidment, a retired sociology lecturer, first completed the Belfast City Marathon in 1981 — the first year of the event.

When asked why he decided to take part in the Belfast City Marathon for NSPCC Northern Ireland, he said: “I am supporting the NSPCC in this year’s marathon simply because it is the right thing to do. I respect the work of the NSPCC and have both an ethical and moral commitment towards their work.”

Clare McKenzie, NSPCC community fundraising executive, said: “There are a number of ways people can get involved, from organising a relay team, taking part in the fun run, or by supporting someone like Paul Maidment from their local area who has already taken up the challenge.”

Anyone who would like to support Paul in the marathon should contact NSPCC appeals office on 9035 7977.

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