Charity fridge runner to enjoy lap of honour around St James' Park

Post by Jeff Stevens on 21st September 2012 in Refrigeration

Charity fridge runner to enjoy lap of honour around St James' Park

Tony Morrison, the charity runner from Hebburn who completed 30 half-marathons with a domestic fridge strapped to his back, is to take a bow this weekend at St James' Park football ground.

According to a report by The Shields Gazette, the 48-year-old will do a lap of honour around the stadium – home to Newcastle United Football Club – following the completion of his mammoth charity challenge.

Mr Morrison took part in The Great North Run last Sunday carrying a kitchen appliance on his back. He had run the same distance every day for the previous 29 days as part of a feat that saw him raise more than £12,500 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The Newcastle fan said: "I've been a season ticket holder for 20 years, so this is a big honour.

"I'm going to enjoy every second of the lap of honour, which is going to happen just before kick-off. As a Geordie and a Newcastle United supporter, this will mean a great deal to me, but it's more important that it's all for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which will help with the early detection of cancer."

Mr Morrison completed 400 miles in total before hanging up his fridge after last Sunday's race. 

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