Man To Compete On 70th Birthday For Charity

Jeff Harris is raising money for Lindsey Lodge Hospice, where he is a regular volunteer.

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An inspirational pensioner will tackle a triathlon to celebrate his 70th birthday.

Jeff Harris, of Scunthorpe, U.K, is raising money for Lindsey Lodge Hospice, where he is a regular volunteer.

For his 50th birthday he ran 50 miles, and for his 60th birthday ran 60km, raising over £2,000 for the hospice.

Now he will fight his way through a 45km course to raise as much cash as he can.

The work the hospice does is particularly close to his own heart, after he lost his son Paul to cancer a number of years ago.

Jeff said: “I first started fundraising before Lindsey Lodge was even built, after I lost my son to cancer when he was just 21 in 1987.

“He died in hospital, and I don’t think that was the right place for someone to pass away. “A hospice is able to devote more time to people during their final days, and since it started Lindsey Lodge has been tremendous.

“It is a local charity that always needs support, and I’ve volunteered there ever since it opened. I think I’m somewhat addicted to fundraising, and running has always been a favourite hobby.

“That is why I have always chosen it as my way of raising funds.”

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