Local man completes Edinburgh Half-Marathon for charity

18 April 2011

Phill Nolley - Marathon photoA local man from Harrogate completed the Edinburgh Half-Marathon earlier this month to raise vital funds for Harrogate-based charity Disability Action Yorkshire.

Phill Nolley, who lives in Harrogate, completed the 13.1 mile marathon in Scotland’s capital city on Sunday 10th April. The Half-Marathon begins at the Meadowbank Stadium, following the picturesque Firth of Forth coastline and attracts over 4000 runners each year. Phill finished the race in 2 hours and 38 minutes and placed 2851 out of 4500. He raised £450 for Disability Action Yorkshire, a charity based in Harrogate that provides services for disabled adults in the local community.

Phill chose to support Disability Action Yorkshire, as a way of raising awareness for mobility issues. Phill faced issues with his own mobility following a painful sporting injury two years ago and said “I did this run on behalf of Disability Action Yorkshire as a celebration of my mobility…I did not think I would ever be able to achieve my former level of mobility. This run was a celebration of the fact that I have”.

Disability Action Yorkshire provide care and support for disabled adults in the local community and have a residential care-home for younger adults with physical disabilities in Harrogate. At the care-home, residents are taught how to be independent and to make their own decisions.

Leah Mellors, Community Fundraiser of Disability Action Yorkshire, said “We are so impressed with Phill’s achievements and his determination to continue running, despite his injury. The money he has raised will make a huge difference to other people in our community who have physical disabilities and mobility issues.”

If you would like to take part in a challenge event, in aid of Disability Action Yorkshire, please contact Leah Mellors on 01423 855 417.


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