Marathon Man Raises Thousands for Shine

26th October 2018


Iron man, Rory Mortimore has raised £3,500 for Shine after completing twelve marathons in twelve months in aid of the charity which supports people living with or affected by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Inspired by the death of his sister who was born with Spina Bifida, Rory took on the epic challenge to raise funds for the charity which had been so supportive during the difficult months which followed.

Even more remarkable, is that his incredible achievement follows a period of ill health which saw him lose his hearing and develop epilepsy after battling meningitis.

Then, just four years ago Rory had a stroke, leaving him paralysed down his left side for several months.  It was during his recovery that Rory set himself a goal - to run a marathon.

After withdrawing at the first attempt just 12 months later, unable to walk, let alone run, Rory is now flying high having completed a dozen marathons in as many months, competing in London, Paris and taking part in Endure24, a 100 mile race taking place over an entire day.

Kate Steele, Shine’s Chief Executive said “We were as moved to learn of Rory’s story as we are inspired by his incredible effort and achievements”

“We support almost 12,000 people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which simply wouldn’t be possible without heroes like Rory doing incredible things to raise money and help keep services going”

Rory’s Mum Jenny was equally proud, adding “He’s shown massive grit and determination.  We’re going to nominate him for a Pride of Britain award”

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