Dad completes Brighton Marathon

A PORTISHEAD father-of-three completed the Brighton Marathon to raise hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity.

Jason Matthews teamed up with his pal Michael Bogg from Bath to run for the Bristol based national children’s charity, Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC).

Both runners completed the race in less than four hours and smashed their fundraising target of �500 each for ERIC. Between them they have raised more than �1,600, with more continuing to come in.

The money raised will go towards ERIC’s helpline and information service, which will support 1,378 families struggling with their child’s wetting or soiling problems.

Jason said: “Running the Brighton Marathon was a huge challenge for me but I’m thrilled to have raised so much for ERIC. Wetting and soiling problems make kids lives miserable and I’m glad to help make a difference to those who suffer.”

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