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Aching all worth it as funds flood in for Swaffham marathon team



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Over £26,000 has been raised after a Swaffham fundraising team completed the London Marathon on Sunday.

Funds are being raised for the National Autistic Society since runner Lucy Dickerson’s son Cole, 9, was diagnosed with autism when he was four-years-old.

Gill Creed, who ran the marathon in six hours 23 minutes alongside her son Terry, said donations continue to come in.

Terry ran alongside his mother for the whole route.

And the team ensured they stopped to hug everyone who had come to support them during the run.

Pictured from left before the London Marathon are Lucy Dickerson, Gill Creed, John Higgs, Tanya Pitt and Terry Creed (9396706)
Pictured from left before the London Marathon are Lucy Dickerson, Gill Creed, John Higgs, Tanya Pitt and Terry Creed (9396706)

“It was amazing and emotional, but an unbelievable experience,” Mrs Creed, the owner of Swaffham’s Just Salon, said.

“The last few miles were hard with legs, hips and everything aching, but worth every single bit of hurting, as we have now reached an amazing £26,000 and money is still coming in.”

Tanya Pitt, a hairdresser at Just Salon, ran the marathon in six hours 26 minutes, which Mrs Creed described as “incredible” due to injuries to her hip and foot.

Keith and Gill Creed, Lucy Dickerson and Tanya Pitt after the marathon (9549122)
Keith and Gill Creed, Lucy Dickerson and Tanya Pitt after the marathon (9549122)

Lucy Dickerson completed the run in six hours seven minutes, while John Higgs (a friend of the Creeds) finished in four hours 29 minutes.

The funds have been raised through various events, including a coffee morning, hog roast and charity ball.

Gill and Terry Creed (9549159)
Gill and Terry Creed (9549159)

“The support for us has been phenomenal,” Mrs Creed added.

“We are so overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity to us.”



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