Portrush man Kieron May will be dusting off his running shoes to participate in the Half Marathon at the Kennedy Kane McArthur Festival of Running.
Kieron had participated in a number of half marathons previously raising funds for Meningitis, the RNLI and Bennet House but had not done any since the birth of his son Tom, now seven.
Kieron said: “Having lost Dad last year I felt I would like to do something to remember him while also doing something practical to help Bennet House whose staff are so caring and attentive to all those in their care. I also thought that having just hit fifty it would do no harm to get out the running shoes and lose a few pounds.”
Kieron will be raising funds for the Bennet House Amenity Fund, in memory of his late father, Mr Donny May, who was a Leading Seaman in the Royal Navy.
Manager, Melanie Truss explained that Donny, probably best known as General Manager of renowned Fawcett’s Hotel in the town and as a rider in the North West 200, was a regular visitor to Bennet House.
Bennet House is the Legion’s Poppy Break Centre in Portrush, providing one or two week hotel breaks to serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces Community. If you would like to sponsor Kieron and help him to reach his £2000 target you can make a donation at www.justgiving/kieron-may or contact Jo May on 028 7082 3791 for further details.