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Nigel raises £100,000

Nigel Stockton, sales director of mortgages at Lloyds Banking Group, tackled the annual Tokyo marathon on Sunday.

Stockton was raising money for housing and homeless charity Shelter and has already received pledges for over £10,000 for this latest marathon. He has raised an impressive £100,000 for various charitable organisations, having now run seven major international marathons.

Through these conquests, Stockton has raised funds for the HBOS Foundation, Ican and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Out of the £100,000, £25,000 of this has already gone to Shelter.

Stockton says: “It’s a real honour to be associated with their work and contribute to their projects.”


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