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Marathon man raises £30k for Rotherham school

Marathon runner Ray Matthews has presented a cheque to Newman School, Rotherham, for just under thirty thousand pounds, raised through his 75 marathons campaign. When Matthews turned 75 he decided to embark on a challenge, to run 75 marathons in 75 days. His motivation was to raise money for a Rotherham special school whose pupils and staff had hugely impressed him. Newman School offers a specialist range of provision to support children and young people with physical disabilities, medical needs and complex learning needs. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

75 year old Ray Matthews completes 75 marathon fundraiser for local school

Marathon man Ray Matthews, 75, completed his epic challenge of 75 marathons in 75 days to raise money for Newman School, Rotherham. The South Yorkshire special school provides a learning community for children, young people, families, carers and staff of many different backgrounds. Ray Matthews was so impressed, he vowed to raise much needed funds to support their work. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!