Above: Shrewsbury’s mayor and mayoress Phil and Carol Gillam with (from left) Chris Skitt, Darren Lloyd, Ed Glover and Lucy Wilde

Workmates and supporters recently cycled and ran 1,333 kilometres on a 24-hour duathlon, to raise money for a colleague who is bravely fighting terminal cancer. Salop Leisure’s marketing manager Ed Glover, Love2Stay joint general manager Chris Skitt and guest Lucy Wilde took on the marathon challenge hoping to raise £5,000 to help site maintenance engineer Darren Lloyd, 38, achieve his ‘bucket list’ of wishes.

Around 20 colleagues and friends of Darren joined in to support the trio during the marathon, with others popping in during the day to bring food and drinks for the trio, and to donate money in collection buckets, which amounted to more than £700.

To date, the Just Giving fundraising page set up for Darren (www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lloydy) has surpassed the £3,000 barrier, with money continuing to pour in. Salop Leisure is hoping to raise £5,000 to send Darren on a family holiday abroad, a break at Center Parcs in the UK, a shark fishing adventure and to a top-class boxing promotion.