Danny is on the run for charity!

Danny Wells is running 3 mammoth runs this year to raise money for two charities. (D512D323)
Danny Wells is running 3 mammoth runs this year to raise money for two charities. (D512D323)

Gomersal now has its very own marathon man, as Danny Wells plans to run an astonishing 69 miles over two days for charity.

Danny, of Shirley Road, will be taking on an event known as “The Wall” this month to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The event runs from Carlisle Castle to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge over June 22-23, and Danny wants to raise more than £500 for the charity.

The 26-year-old, who also volunteers as a Scout leader, said: “I have been doing fundraising things like this since forever, but I expect ‘the wall’ run to be quite a challenge!”

Danny is not stopping there, however, as he will also take part in Newcastle’s Great North Run in September, raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

He added: “The reason I chose these two charities is because both diseases affect hundreds of thousands of people across the UK every year, and I think it is important to show them support.

“I also just love doing events like this – it’s really nice knowing that you are giving something back. I have had good opportunities in my life, so I enjoy helping others.”

Danny is no stranger to physical challenges in his fundraising – in 2011 he raised more than £4,000 for the British Heart Foundation on a trek to the Mount Everest base camp, and hopes to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in the next couple of years.

Anyone interested in donating to either of Danny’s runs can visit www.justgiving.com/The-Wall-Danny or www.justgiving.com/Danny-GNR13.