Derriaghy Cricket Club Chairman, John Agnew, Debbie Guy, Chair of the Seymour Hill Housing Association, Morina Clarke, Regional Secretary Epilepsy Action, Trevor Hayes, Valerie Smith, Adrian Donaldson Secretary of Derriaghy CC FC, with Denise and Sarah Hook and John Torrans with a cheque for Epilepsy Action. US2410-402PM
LISBURN man John Torrans has raised an amazing £10,151 for Epilepsy Action by running the London Marathon in April.
48-year-old John, who ran the marathon in memory of his friend Ronnie Hooke' who sadly passed away from cancer aged just 42 in March 2009, presented a cheque to Epilepsy Action's Regional Secretary Morina Clarke at Derriaghy Cricket Club on Thursday June 10.
Keen sportsman John, a member of Derriaghy Cricket Club and a former player with Derriaghy Football Club, selected Epilepsy Action as his chosen charity as Ronnie's 15-yearold daughter Sarah has Epilepsy and he was delighted to have raised sum a huge sum for the charity.
John stated: "I would just like to say a big thank you to everybody who helped in every way. I have had a colossal amount of support. Morina from Epilepsy Action said this is the biggest cheque she has come across in her time and it is down to the people who supported me. The fundraising has been going right back to November up until a couple of weeks ago; it has been a huge success all round."
Philippa Cartwright' fundraising events manager at Epilepsy Action' said: "We'd like to say a huge thank you to John and all his supporters. To raise over £10,000 is a fantastic achievement. The money raised by John is vital in helping us support the 13,000 people with epilepsy in Northern Ireland."