Kevin keeps it in the family

Kevin Dunbar
Kevin Dunbar

A St Helens dad raised more than £400 for charity by completing the Southport half marathon.

Kevin Dunbar decided to donate the £423 he raised to Guide Dogs for the Blind as his mother-in-law, Lynn Finney, works for the town centre Wilkinson store - and that is their charity of the year.

The 36-year-old, of West Park, put in months of training ahead of the run and completed the course in an impressive one hour 31 minutes and 16 seconds, while being cheered on by his family, including his three children.

He said: “I’m really pleased with the amount raised. This is such a fantastic cause and I’m thrilled that I could help the Wilko St Helens team out with their fundraising.”

Linda Blatter, the manager of the Cotham Street Wilko store, added: “This is a massive push towards our fundraising goal and we’re all so proud of Kevin for all his hard work.

“The money raised will go towards such a fantastic cause and we have so much more lined up, we’re really excited to continue fundraising for Guide Dogs for the Blind.”

Kevin, whose mother-in-law has worked for Wilko for 27 years, collected most of his sponsorship money from friends and family.

Guide Dogs for the Blind has been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years.