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CCR Mitsubishi team leader completes half marathon dressed as 11ft nurse

A sales team leader from CCR Mitsubishi in Cirencester has completed a half marathon for charity, while dressed as a nurse.

Raising money for the WellChild charity, team leader Wayne Connolly took on the Silverstone Half Marathon of 13.1 miles wearing the charity’s nurse Nessa outfit, which weighs 2.5stone and stands 11ft tall with him inside.

Connolly, from Gloucester, said: "It was horrible and I’m hurting now but I'm so pleased to have made it all the way round. The costume was really heavy and it was a windy day but the people on the way round were really nice and encouraged me along."

The half marathon was part of Wayne’s training for when he takes on the London Marathon on April 26. He is aiming to raise at least £1,600 for WellChild from the two events.

“WellChild do fantastic work so I’m really hoping to raise as much money for them as possible. My two boys were there at the end and I’m lucky enough that they are both healthy but I did this for others who aren’t as fortunate,” Connolly added.

Chief executive of the Cheltenham-based charity Colin Dyer said: “We’re really pleased Wayne has decided to take on this challenge and raise vital funds for WellChild. Donations from people like Wayne enable us to invest more money in charitable programmes for seriously ill children, which is great news.”

WellChild is the chosen charity of CCR Mitsubishi, which owns nine dealerships across the south, including Cirencester Mitsubishi in Gloucester Road, Stratton.

WellChild provides essential practical and emotional support for seriously ill children, young people and those who care for them to ensure they receive the best possible quality of care. The patron of the charity is Prince Harry.

For more information on the charity go to www.wellchild.org.uk or to sponsor Wayne visit www.justgiving.com/wayneconnolly/



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