Dad’s marathon effort in memory of murdered daughter
Patrick runs in Paris for Sidmouth’s The Donkey Sanctuary - late Rebecca’s favourite cause
A MARATHON-RUNNING dad raised nearly �2,000 for a Sidmouth charity, in memory of his murdered daughter.
Patrick Rice, 57, of Woodbridge, Suffolk, raised the sterling sum by completing his first-ever 26-mile challenge in Paris on Sunday, in four hours and 23 minutes.
The cash will go to The Donkey Sanctuary – his late daughter Rebecca’s favourite cause.
Aspiring model Rebecca was killed by her boyfriend in 2006 when she was just 18.
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“Rather than have flowers at her funeral, we asked everybody to donate money to The Donkey Sanctuary, as this was a charity close to her heart,” said Patrick.
Patrick said he was pleased with his running time and took the chance to relax in the French capital for a few days.
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He thanked all Herald readers and Sidmouth residents who sponsored him.