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Marathon man gets ready for his second charity ball

Adrian Stohr ANL-160302-105319001
Adrian Stohr ANL-160302-105319001

A man who lost eight stone in less than a year is staging his second charity ball to raise money for children with cancer.

Adrian Stohr, 40, from The Hawthorns, Sudbury, will also be running two marathons in seven days.

He hopes he can take the amount he has raised for Children with Cancer UK above the £10,000 mark.

Just weeks after his father’s death from a diabetic condition in 2012, Mr Stohr was diagnosed as clinically obese and warned he could die if he didn’t change his lifestyle.

The warning sparked Mr Stohr to embark on a punishing exercise and diet schedule which saw him lose eight stone in weight.

His remarkable transformation saw him complete the London Marathon in April 2013.

His story captured the imagination of the media and the BBC has featured his training and fundraising activities.

In April, Mr Stohr will complete the Brighton Marathon followed by the London Marathon seven days later.

On June 11, he is staging a black tie charity ball at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa.

He said: “I am looking forward to the challenge of running two marathons in one week; this will be a big ask, but I will be very well prepared. The highlight of the year will be the charity ball, which promises to be a fantastic evening and a great fundraiser. I hosted a similar ball in 2014 which was supported by celebrities including Sir Elton John and Jason Manford who donated prizes.”

The event starts at 6.30pm and tickets cost £55 each or £500 for table of ten. To buy tickets contact Adrian 01787 310945 or 07886 587275.

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