Paul's Ironman spirit boosts charity coffers

PUBLISHED: 11:12 13 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:19 06 May 2010

Paul Parrish crosses the line of Ironman 2007 with his son Ben

Paul Parrish crosses the line of Ironman 2007 with his son Ben

PAUL Parrish is not a man to shirk a challenge - even when it is swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and then running a full marathon of 26.2 miles. The director of fundraising at Grove House has just completed the infamous Ironman UK Challenge - the lo

PAUL Parrish is not a man to shirk a challenge - even when it is swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and then running a full marathon of 26.2 miles.

The director of fundraising at Grove House has just completed the infamous Ironman UK Challenge - the longest single-day endurance event in the UK.

Paul spent many months in training for the event and in the process has raised thousands of pounds for Grove House.

Speaking after the event, he said: "I wanted to set myself a real challenge. Every week I see supporters of Grove House spending so many precious hours of their time organising fundraising events on behalf of our work and I wanted to join with them in raising funds on a personal level.

"I know how committed this community is to supporting the work that we do here and the least I can do is show some solidarity with the wonderfully generous people of St Albans and Harpenden.

"Will I do it again? Yes, for as long as there's a need to raise funds for Grove House I will be there raising money on both a professional and personal basis.

"I see the work that is done here each day and a day's discomfort completing the Ironman is a small price to pay for the amazing services Grove House provides."

If you would like to sponsor Paul you still can by visiting www.justgiving.com/paulsironman2009

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