Ottery airman runs for charity

An RAF Wing Commander from Ottery raised more than �2,000 for charity at the London marathon.

Richard Yates, 39, who grew up near Ottery St Mary, crossed the finishing line in just under five hours making �2,200 for the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity.

He said: “It was an outstanding day and a great opportunity to raise money for a worthwhile charity.”

Victoria Wray, in charge of events at the disability charity, said: “We are very proud of Richard who was one of 100 runners who helped Leonard Cheshire Disability to raise well over �150,000. This is a fantastic achievement and it couldn’t have been done without his support.”

The charity have a number of places in running events around the country, and are looking for fundraisers to take part in the Great North Run and next year’s London Marathon. To take part contact 0870 420 4301 or visit: