Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Sudbury: Weight loss dad organising ball for kids’ charity

12:46 28 August 2014

Adrian Stohr.

Adrian Stohr.

Archant

A Sudbury man, who was inspired to shed 8st in weight after his father died from a diabetic condition, is hoping to repay the charity that encouraged him to run his first marathon.

shares

When Adrian Stohr, now 38, was diagnosed as clinically obese just weeks after his father passed away, he embarked on a punishing diet and exercise schedule that saw him lose a third of his body weight in a year. He was then given an opportunity to run the London Marathon in April 2013 by the charity, Children with Cancer UK.

His story piqued the interest of national BBC producers, who came to Sudbury to film Mr Stohr in training for the event, and he was one of just three runners nationally who featured in the marathon’s TV coverage on the day.

The father-of-three credits the whole experience for changing his life and he is now planning a ‘Black Tie & Posh Frocks Charity Ball’ at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club and Spa to raise money for the charity.

He said: “The position I put myself in was truly through my own ignorance, but children who have this disease (cancer) don’t have a choice. They are faced with the biggest fight of their life and I want to help and support them as best as I can.”

So far, he has raised more £5,000 and has set a £10,000 target. The likes of Sir Elton John, Matt Cardle and Jason Mansford have donated items for auction on the night of the ball, which is on October 11 at 7pm. Call Adrian on 01787 310945 for more information.

shares

1 comment

  • Inspirational fella, Has achieved much & has never given up, great work Ady & all the best, Justin & Lisa :)

    Jay after the London Marathon

    Report this comment

    Lisa Robinson

    Friday, August 29, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Pictures supplied by Mid Suffolk District Council after inspections at Flames Kebabs, in Elmswell

The owner of a kebab van positioned regularly outside a Suffolk railway station has been banned from operating a food business for three years after a string of hygiene breaches.

Rick Astley performs during the Hit Factory Live Christmas Cracker concert, at the O2 arena in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday December 21, 2012. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Rick Astley has been announced as the latest act to play at this year’s V Festival.

Ballots being counted at Suffolk Police Headquarters for PCC elections. 
Announcement of Tim Passmore as winning candidate

Suffolk has re-elected incumbent Tory Tim Passmore to serve as the police and crime commissioner following yesterday’s poll.

A new Indian restaurant,Sea Spice, has opened in the White Lion in Aldeburgh.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits new dining venture Sea Spice at the White Lion Hotel

Brendan Padfield from The Unruly Pig and Shirley Green from Riding for the Disabled Hollesley group (foreground), with Moya Luddington and David and Anna Freebourne

An award-winning Suffolk pub has presented a prize of its own making to a local charity.

The pair of Tucano T1 jets, registrations ZF160 and ZF516, travelling through Suffolk on a truck

It is not every day you overtake a couple of high speed aeroplanes – particularly on a Suffolk dual carriageway.

A recount is taking place - stock photo

The UK Independece Party have snatched victory from the Tories in Haverhill following a Suffolk County Council by-election.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24