John Burkhill, known as the man with the pram, has been awarded the Freedom of the City, Sheffield’s highest award, in recognition of his tireless fundraising for cancer charity MacMillan. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s famous charity fundraiser, known as the “man with the pram”, told Sheffield Live! he is determined to raise at least a million pounds for the Macmillan cancer charity. John Burkhill, who turned 80 this month, has already raised more than £500 thousand for the charity after losing his wife, June, to cancer in 1992. The veteran is a familiar sight on Sheffield’s streets and has completed several fundraising marathons and long distance walks. He has previously been awarded a British Empire Medal for his charity work. Azz Mohammed reports.
Green-haired local hero, John Burkhill, known as the Man with the Pram, has launched his autobiography to raise more money for Macmillan cancer charity. John who is 77 years old, has raised £350,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and has completed at least 965 races including running the London Marathon 16 times. The book, which costs £9.99, tells John’s life story and explains why, in all weathers, he pushes a pram around the streets of Sheffield.