Treadmill challenge helps boost charity collection

S38702H13'' Chris Twiselton running at the Holmbush Centre for Help the Heroes on Sunday

S38702H13'' Chris Twiselton running at the Holmbush Centre for Help the Heroes on Sunday

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HELP for Heroes collections at Tesco stores at the weekend raised thousands of pounds for the charity.

David Owen, 83, from Steyning, masterminded the two-day collections at the store in the Holmbush Centre, Shoreham, as well as at Horsham.

He was joined by his friend, Chris Twiselton, who ran on a treadmill at Shoreham on Sunday to boost the funds.

David said: “At the last moment, two people emailed to say they could not make it because of family problems and on the Saturday, one person never turned up at all, so I found myself doing 10 hours.

“But we raised just over £2,000 at Horsham and £2,500 at Shoreham.”

Chris, who set himself the challenge of running 30 miles on the treadmill, collected a further £600.

David added: “All charities are worthwhile and the Government doesn’t do enough but people put their hands in their pockets and we had a lot of notes, which is interesting.”

He said he offered any woman who gave a note a kiss. “I must say only one person walked away, leaving a £5 note,” he added.

At Shoreham on Saturday, the offer prompted one woman to boost her donation from £1 to £6 after her friend was offered a kiss.