MP congratulates charity marathon runner
23rd April 2012
Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead, has congratulated local runner Alex Bayliss on completing the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15th April and has so far raised over £400 for Scope – a charity for disabled children. Alex is a member of the Gade Valley Harriers.
Mike met Alex, who works in the bakery at Asda, when he held a drop-in surgery there on Friday (20th April).
“I am delighted to meet with Alex and congratulate her on her achievement. Scope is a very worthwhile charity. Asda are rightly proud of her achievement!”
Alex, who was supported in Brighton by her husband and four daughters, said:
“I really enjoyed the day and have had lots of support from my running club and my Asda colleagues and managers.”
Alex completed the marathon in 4 hours 30 minutes.
Photos: (top) Store Manager Mick McCarthy congratulates Alex Bayliss, (bottom) Alex with Mike Penning MP and People Manager, Eve Warren.