Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, has been supported by fundraiser Lee Corns who ran an astonishing 60 miles over two days.

Lee, who is the 2015 Club Captain at Burnley Golf Club, made it his mission to lead the fundraising efforts for the club’s chosen charity of the year, Winston’s Wish.

The father of two, an avid golfer and experienced marathon runner, combined his two sporting loves and set himself the daunting challenge running to all six golf clubs part of the East Lancashire Bench League. The total route was just short of 60 miles.

On 1st October, Lee set out from Burnley Golf Club with the aim of visiting Colne and Stonyhurst Golf Clubs, a total of 29 miles on day one.

The following day, Lee once again set out to run 28 miles, starting from Stonyhurst Golf Club and visiting Great Harwood, Rishton and Baxenden Golf Clubs – before a big push to finish at his home Club in Burnley. He arrived just in time for the Comedy and Curry event on October 2nd at 7pm.

Lee commented:

“This was always going to be a tough challenge! Even though I’ve run a few marathons, nothing prepares you for the pain you feel when you have to get up on day two and run again.

The hardest bit was the final push back to Burnley – 8 hard miles but I am delighted that I’ve smashed my fundraising target and raised over £800 for Winston’s Wish. I made it back to Burnley Golf Club at 1 pm and thoroughly enjoyed my curry”.

Lee smashed his £500 target for Winston’s Wish and has raised over £800, which goes directly to the therapeutic work the charity carries out with bereaved children and their families.

Clare Richards, Fundraiser in the North West for Winston’s Wish, added:

“Lee’s achievement is amazing and we are thrilled that he picked Winston’s Wish as his charity.

The funds he has raised will be used to help our work with children and young people across the UK; for example our drop-in services in Leigh, Wigan, Southport and Central Manchester.

Lee’s fundraising makes a huge difference to families locally when they need our support the most”.

Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of their mum, dad, brother or sister, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.

Each year, Winston’s Wish reaches over 40,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services.