Burnley Crow Wood restaurant manager running the London Marathon for Pendleside Hospice

A Burnley restaurant manager is preparing to get stuck into training and fund-raising for the London Marathon.
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Ryan Dunlop-Taylor, the manager of the Lounge at Crow Wood, will take part in the iconic marathon and raise funds for Pendleside Hospice on April 23rd.

The 36-year-old from Harle Syke said: “It's been on my pre-turning 40 bucket list to run the marathon for years now, and I've been lucky enough to be offered a place in the 2023 marathon, fund-raising for Pendleside Hospice.

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“The hospice is a charity that has helped many in the local area and one truly deserving of any and all donations raised.”

Ryan and Lottie with their Pendleside Hospice t-shirtsRyan and Lottie with their Pendleside Hospice t-shirts
Ryan and Lottie with their Pendleside Hospice t-shirts

Ryan added: “As far as my running ‘career’ goes (besides plodding along on a Sunday league pitch for most of my youth, I've 'run the Manchester 10k way back in 2014 and the Manchester Half Marathon in 2017.

“It's pretty non-existent, so to say this is going to be a challenge is an understatement, but here we are, and off we go.”

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Ryan is holding a fund-raisinf ticket-only DJ event at The Lounge on April 1st, starting at 7pm with Kev Riley as compere. There will also be a raffle, auction, live entertainment and hot food supper.

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Another fund-raiser is Memory Miles where people buy a mile on the back on the big day’s running vest and dedicate it to a loved one that has died, or even somebody that is currently in the care of the hospice.

To further support Ryan visit the website www.justgiving.com/RunRyRun

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