Local politician takes on 116 mile charity run, for fallen comrades

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Glenn Tingle, UKIP's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Norwich North
will be making a 116 mile charity run from the War Memorial in Norwich to the
Houses of Parliament at Westminster, beginning on Friday 9th October at
10.00 am at City Hall, Norwich and being completed on Monday 12th October,
when the House of Commons returns after its summer recess. Mr Tingle will
be highlighting the need for the War Memorial to be renovated extensively
and which he regards as a matter of urgency because of its dilapidated state.

Mr Tingle said: "This is not the way to respect our dead who gave up their l
ives defending this country".  He will also be raising money for the "Help for
Heroes" charity, which supports service personnel wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The idea came about when Mr Tingle was running in the recent Norwich North
by-election, when he decided to run to London to take up his seat in Parliament,
if he were elected.   A keen marathon runner, Mr Tingle said: "Although I was
not elected, the seed had been sown and I came up with the idea of doing
the run anyway, to raise money for 'Help for Heroes' and the War Memorial
in Norwich.  As an ex-soldier myself,  I want to do my bit for those who have
made great sacrifices for this country."

The run will take three full days and finish early on the 4th day when he
will hand in a pre-printed sponsor form with EVERY MPs name on it inviting
them to pledge a minimum of £100 each. This would generate around £65k.
Mr Tingle added: "I think that its time our MPs showed their support for our
brave men and women facing danger on a daily basis - and especially for
those injured or killed - after all they, sent them there!"

Earlier this year, Mr Tingle ran the Genèva Marathon to raise money for
Cancer Research.  Anyone interested in sponsoring Glenn's Westminster
charity run, should contact him on 07901-525052 or glenntingle@btinternet.com

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