Marathon runner going the extra mile for charity

Just Regional
Jan 9, 2017 2 mins read

As if training for and running the London Marathon is not already a great enough challenge, local man Jeremy Lawrence is pushing himself even further to find creative ways to fundraise for his chosen charity.

Jeremy, from Barton Turf, near Wroxham, and a member of tyhe Coltishall Jaguars running club, will be ditching his running shoes and vest for shopkeeper’s attire when he sets up a pop-up charity shop in Horning later this month.

Jeremy, 58, is organising the shop in aid of the Lullaby Trust, a national charity which supports bereaved families when babies suffer Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and also funds research into the possible causes and prevention of SIDS.

The shop will be open 10am-3pm in The Galley Delicatessen on Lower Street Horning on January 22, 23 and 24. It will stock a wide variety of quality goods including homemade crafts and quality second-hand items such as clothing, books, bric-a-brac and lots more.  All items will be reasonably priced in line with charity shop fare and all proceeds will be directly donated to the Lullaby Trust.

Mr Lawrence said: “I wanted to do something different to raise funds for The Lullaby Trust and with pop-up-shops currently in trend it seemed a great idea.”

Claire Tidy, owner of The Galley who has donated her business premises for the weekend in order to support Jeremy’s fundraising, said: “This will be an exciting few days raising money for a good cause and a good opportunity for people to visit Horning.”




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