Weetabix worker’s marathon effort raises more than £1,000 for man needing life-changing MS treatment

Andrew Wilkinson after running the marathon.
Andrew Wilkinson after running the marathon.

A man raised more than £1,000 for life-changing stem cell treatment by running the London Marathon.

Andrew Wilkinson, a worker at Weetabix, ran a personal best of 3:31:09 at the race in April.

Mr Wilkinson agreed to run for the Kick The Stick campaign for colleague John Sludden’s old school friend, Dick Mullen, who is trying to raise £40,000 for stem cell replacement therapy to treat his multiple sclerosis.

Mr Mullen was born and raised in Corby before moving to Milton Keynes.

Mr Sludden said: “Andrew not only ran the London Marathon on our behalf, but he also raised a massive chunk of money towards our fantastic total.

“A personal best time of 3:31:09 was also achieved which deservedly earned him the club member of the month award from the Desborough & Rothwell Running Club.

“This enabled us to achieve a grand total of £1,155.

“A huge thanks go to Weetabix factories Corby 1 and Corby 2 for their donations.

“Also to my sister, Liz Ogilvie, and RS Components for contributing, plus friends too.

“The fund now stands at over £26,000 which has been raised in just 18 months.”