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'Tony the Fridge' completes mammoth charity run at Land's End
4:14pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
A charity champion has completed a gruelling 40 marathons in 41 days for charity – all with a fridge on his back.
Tony ‘The Fridge’ Phoenix-Morrison ran the 1,000 mile from John O’ Groats to Land’s End in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation (SBRF) arriving, carrying his son and the Smeg fridge weighing 42.5kg, this morning.
The 49-year-old grandfather, from Hebburn has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity, but admitts his fridge-carrying days may soon be over.
He told his local paper, The Shields Gazzette: “When I set out on this challenge, I genuinely had no idea how far I’d get.
“I wanted to try something so hard that nobody could be certain of its outcome.
“All I could do was try to prepare myself physically and mentally as best I could.
“At the end of this I feel humbled really.
“I’ve had so much support and generosity from the British public from the top of Scotland all the way down to the bottom of England.”
Mike Giddings, managing director of Smeg UK, met Tony at Land’s End and greeted him with a £40,000 cheque for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.