A HIT and run victim is putting on his running shoes on to raise money for one of Doncaster’s newest charities.
Steve Moss, from Bennetthorpe, is gearing up to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon.
The 30-year-old suffered a fractured elbow in December when he was knocked down by a lorry in Balby Road in December.
Now he is putting the finishing touches to his training programme before the big race on Sunday.
Money raised from the run will go to the Eve Merton Dreams Trust, set up to fulfil the final wishes of people from Doncaster who are seriously or terminally ill.
Steve, who works at Polypipe in Kirk Sandall, said: “My training has gone okay, though I have had a couple of injuries which mean I have missed quite a bit of it.
“I was involved in a hit and run in December which meant I couldn’t start running until late January.”
Steve, who has raised around £600 already is aiming to complete the 26 mile course in four and a half hours.
Martin Lawrence set up the Eve Merton Dreams Trust in his mother’s name after she lost her battle with cancer in 2011.
The 31-year-old and fellow founder Clynton Johnson came up with the idea as a tribute to Martin’s mum, a former market trader, who missed out on one of her ﬁnal wishes to walk the Doncaster Market route and see all the traders for a ﬁnal time.
Before launching the charity Martin raised just over £25,000 for charities including Macmillan, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Yorkshire Heart Surgery at Leeds Children’s Hospital and Shefﬁeld Children’s Hospital before setting up the charity.
He was named Fundraiser of the Year at the 2011 Doncaster Free Press Pride in Doncaster Awards.
To sponsor Steve visit his fundraising website