A pair of Discus donated as a prize in a charity draw has raised over Â£750.
Discus keeper Paul Adams (38), known as "Slackey", is currently training to run in the Cardiff half marathon on October 16. Paul's chosen charity is Help for Heroes, an organisation that raises money for injured servicemen.
Paul Butler of the Discus club/forum BIDKA (The British and International Discus Keepers Association) organised a draw to support Slackey, and Mark Evenden of Devotedly Discus donated a pair of Snakeskin Discus as a prize. In just one week the draw and individual donations by the members of BIDKA raised a massive £751.90!
Paul Butler said: "I am incredibly proud of the membership of BIDKA. This is a magnificent achievement we all should be proud of."
Slackey (pictured above) added: "I am absolutely amazed at the response to my plea. To say I am overwhelmed by how generous the BIDKA members are is an understatement...in the current economic climate money is tight for all, so to raise this amount of money is outstanding."
The winner of the Discus is an ex-Naval man himself: Tom Meadon from Liverpool.
Any fishkeeper wishing to support Paul's cause can do so here.
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