Firm’s duo raise £11,000 after marathon

David Porter, and Lee Swales of Fairport celebrate their run with Natasha Patel
David Porter, and Lee Swales of Fairport celebrate their run with Natasha Patel
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Marathon runners from Chorley firm Fairport Containers are celebrating raising almost £11,000 for Cancer Research UK.

It is the second year running that the waste container services firm has entered a team in the London Marathon, raising a fantastic total for its chosen charity.

It really was tough as I suffered from very bad cramps, but the crowd was fantastic and spurred me on.

David Porter

Fairport group director, David Porter, completed his first ever marathon, joined by welder Lee Swales who ran the iconic race for Fairport in 2014. Between them the pair raised £10,802 for charity, including Gift Aid.

“It really was tough as I suffered from very bad cramps, but the crowd was fantastic and spurred me on. It was an amazing feeling crossing the finish line,” said David, 33, from Croston.

“It was a big personal challenge for me, especially with fitting in training around work and spending time with my wife and three young children at home, and I’m so pleased to have completed the course.

“We’re delighted to have raised such a fantastic sum for charity and we’d all like to thank everyone who donated. From friends and family, to suppliers and customers, as well as members of the public, you all did us proud.”

Lee, aged 33 from Coppull, explained he was able to take in more of the experience as he completed the marathon for the second time.

“Not only was I more familiar with the format and what was going on, but we had better weather conditions this year so I found it a lot easier and managed to get within my target time of four hours,” he said.

Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding.