Golden Number Helps Peter Raise Funds For Charity
Tuesday 19th July 2016 09:50 News Posted by Mark Phillip

A runner from Tameside has been awarded £1000 for charity after claiming the ‘Golden Number’ in the iconic Tour of Tameside event.

Peter Gough, who ran 32 miles as part of the Tour of Tameside, managed to triple his fundraising to raise £1,500 for Teenage Cancer Trust thanks to the donation.

The Golden Number was introduced by Fred Done, owner of Betfred and Chairman of Sports Tours International who organised the event, to allow competitors who took part in the full tour to be entered into a prize draw to win £1000 for their chosen charity.

Peter, from Denton commented, “After my number was plucked from the hat on the last day of the Tour of Tameside, I was so happy to triple my fundraising.

“I chose to run for Teenage Cancer Trust as I am a lecturer at a university and I think it is great to work with young people. Cancer affects so many families to some extent so I thought it was fitting to run for a charity that supports young people in their time of need.”

Vicki Mewse, Challenge Events Executive at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Peter took on a huge endurance challenge for Teenage Cancer Trust and he should be so proud of this achievement.

It’s only through the help of our brilliant and determined supporters like Peter that we will be able to reach every young person with cancer across the UK with the expert care they need.

“We’re so grateful for the extra £1000, which was made possible by Fred Done’s generosity.”

The 49 year old runner successfully completed the Tour of Tameside last month which covers a cross trail 10K, a fell race, a half-marathon and a 7 mile road race.

Peter added, “I’ve ran lots of single events all over the country but mainly in the North West so the ‘Tour of Tameside’ was a unique challenge as it was four runs on four consecutive days and really close to where I live.

“Also, with my hero, Dr. Ron Hill fronting the event, it was an unmissable opportunity.”

Kevin Harmer, UK Events and Sponsorship Manager for the Tour of Tameside commented, “We introduced the Golden Number to give runners who completed the full tour the opportunity to raise money for their charity. We’re thrilled Peter has been able to raise funds for such a worthy cause.”

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