Peter Mann, Hastings

Peter Mann, owner of the Grand Hotel in Hastings, has just successfully completed the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of Martha Trust.Running in the 70+ age category, Peter ran the marathon in an impressive 7 hours and 7 minutes:

 “The 2012 Olympic Games were supposed to inspire a younger generation but as part of the older generation, I was equally inspired!

 “I am so grateful to Martha Trust for giving an old fuddy duddy like me this opportunity. I’m sure I could have completed the course in less time if I’d put my head down but I wanted to enjoy this fantastic event, take some photographs and promote the wonderful and challenging work of Martha.”

So far Peter has raised over £600 for Martha Trust, the charity that cares for people with profound disabilities at Mary House in Hastings and in Deal.

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