A charity fundraiser and obesity awareness campaigner has launched a charity ball, and has set himself a target of £10,000.
Thanks to a new exercise regime, Adrian Stohr, from the Hawthorns in Sudbury, has turned his life around, going from being morbidly obese to running in successive London Marathons.
Running for the charity Children with Cancer, Mr Stohr has raised £5,000 in the last two years and hopes to make it £10,000 by the end of the third.
He plans to run next year’s London Marathon as well as taking on the Great North Run in September.
Now the father-of-three has turned his attention to organising a charity ball to raise even more funds for a charity that helped him turn his life around.
After being told his lifestyle could lead to an early grave, the 38-year-old started running and was given the opportunity to run the marathon by the charity.
“The charity gave me a second chance,” said Mr Stohr. “Since then, I’ve been so passionate about supporting its research.
“I nearly died because of my own ignorance – these children are born with this disease.
“The money raised will go towards research or giving the children a day out and putting a smile on their faces.”
The ball is at Stoke-by-Nayland Golf Club on October 11, and includes a three-course meal and music by tribute band The Committed.
For more information and tickets, which cost £45, call Mr Stohr on 01787 310945.