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Great effort by Burnley captain

BURNLEY Golf Club captain Lee Corns put himself through the pain barrier by running 60 miles over two days to raise funds for childhood bereavement charity ‘Winstons Wish’.

The experienced marathon runner set himself a daunting challenge of running to all six golf clubs that are part of the East Lancashire Bench League. Lee set off from Burnley before running 29 miles to visit Colne and Stoneyhurst golf clubs.

Next day he started from Stoneyhurst and ran to Great Harwood, Rishton and Baxenden golf clubs before a big push saw him finish at his home club.

He said: “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 part was the final eight hard miles back to Burnley, but I am delighted that I smashed my target and raised more than £800 for the charity.”

Winston’s Wish helps children and young people rebuild their lives after the death of a loved one, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope and the money Lee has raised will go directly to the therapeutic work the charity does.

Clare Richards, the North West fundraiser for the charity, said: “Lee’s achievement is amazing and we are thrilled he picked Winston’s Wish.

“The funds raised will be used to help or work with children and young people across the UK – for example our drop-in services in Leigh, Wigan, Southport and Central Manchester and it will make a massive difference to families locally when they need supporting most.”

Pictured is Lee Corns at Rishton Golf Club.