A Croxley man dubbed by his friends as ‘the Selfie King’ has raised more than £9,000 for charity through running the London Marathon.
Grant Proudfoot works at St Albans City Hospital and earned his nickname by taking selfies at every available opportunity. He was one of thousands who took part in the famous race through the capital on Sunday, April 23.
Speaking to CROXLEYnews, Grant said: “I went to watch it [the marathon] last October with my friend Jo Senior, who works as a nurse at Harefield Hospital, which does a lot of work with Heart UK – the Cholesterol Charity.
“I’d told Jo that she’d never get me to take part, but we got chatting to some of the Heart UK people at the race and before I knew it, I was signed up!”
Having raised more than £9,250 at the time of writing, Grant added: “I’m totally overwhelmed with this incredible and staggering total.
“With the current cost-of-living crisis and people struggling financially, my family, friends and Facebook friends have far exceeded what I could only dream of.
“Some of the kind words written on my JustGiving page and Facebook have had me in tears. It’s been totally overwhelming!”
To donate to Grant’s fundraiser, visit his JustGiving page.