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Halifax Marathon runner continues fundraising effort into 2016

The manager of Leeds Building Society’s Halifax branch is currently pounding the pavements during miserable winter weather for a cause very close to his heart.

Despite saying ‘never again’ after taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon last year, Damien Briscoe is now training for April’s London Marathon and fundraising for Tommy’s, the charity which funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to parents.    

Damien is also taking part in the North London Half Marathon in March, which finishes at Wembley Stadium, as part of his training. He began his fundraising for Tommy’s by taking part in the 2015 Great North Run.  

Damien said: “After experiencing personal loss and knowing friends and family suffering from the impact of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth I decided to fundraise for a great cause that means so much to my family and those close to me.

“As I train over the long, wet and dark winter nights the reward of raising money for a fantastic cause like Tommy’s makes it all worthwhile and gives it a purpose other than personal achievement.”

Damien Briscoe’s fundraising address is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DamienBriscoe

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Notes to Editors

Damien Briscoe is pictured taking part in the 2015 Edinburgh Marathon.

Damien Briscoe is pictured taking part in the 2015 Edinburgh Marathon.  

Leeds Building Society’s Halifax branch is at 31 Commercial Street, Halifax, HX1 1BE.

Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to parents. They believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth.

Leeds Building Society has 67 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £12.7bn (as at 30th June 2015). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.