Nick hands over his £4,700 charity cash

Nick Franklin (second left) presents a cheque to Keith Woods, of the BHF, watched by Horse and Groom landlord and lady Nick and Tracey Williams and Nick's mum Sue Franklin. (Photo supplied)
Nick Franklin (second left) presents a cheque to Keith Woods, of the BHF, watched by Horse and Groom landlord and lady Nick and Tracey Williams and Nick's mum Sue Franklin. (Photo supplied)

A Holbeach man who completed a Three Peaks challenge and a three-day cycling and running marathon in memory of his dad, has handed more than £4,700 to charity.

Nick Franklin, of Edinburgh Walk, raised £4,702.53 for research into heart disease and handed over the cheque to a representative of the British Heart Foundation at the Horse and Groom pub in Holbeach.

He said: “In 2009 my father, Graham, was a very fit and healthy 53-year-old.

“He was very active and led a healthy lifestyle and did not smoke.

“Hopefully, my challenge is big enough to generate more publicity and support.

“I could not have achieved this total or completed my challenge without the fantastic support of people in the local community.”

Nick did The Three Peaks in 23 hours in August, swiftly followed by cycling 140 miles from Spalding to Southwold in 12 hours and 95 miles from Southwold to Hunstanton in nine hours.

Nick finished the challenge by running 35 miles from Dersingham to Holbeach, which took him seven hours and 44 minutes.