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Sleaford man to take on Olympic triathlon in memory of his nan

By Sleaford Target  |  Posted: September 03, 2012

CHARITY CHALLENGE: Daniel Long is pictured with his brother, Glenn and mother Susan.

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A SLEAFORD man who has been raising money in his nan’s memory is to take part in an Olympic triathlon raising money for another cause.

Daniel Long, 23, took part in a skydive to raise money in memory of his nan Betty Kilburn who died in 2007 aged 71 from lung cancer.

Mr Long, a customer service assistant at McDonalds, will take part in a charity triathlon for the Ronald McDonald housing charities (RMHC) tomorrow, August 30.

He said: “There are 10 people doing the triathlon all from either Sleaford or Melton McDonald’s stores. There will be face painting and other activities such as a tombola taking place at the Sleaford McDonald’s store on the day of the triathlon.

“RMHC is a charity supported by McDonald’s that funds and builds free home-away-from home accommodation for families to stay in whilst their children are in hospital.”

The event will consist of 60 lengths of Sleaford swimming pool, a 40km bike riding around local areas starting at the swimming pool going through Anwick north Kyme, Billinghay, Wallcott, Timberland, Martin, Methteringham, Scopwick and ending at Digby, followed by the 10km run from Digby through Dorrington, Ruskington, Leasingham and finishing at McDonald’s in Sleaford where there will be the raffle and face painting.

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