28 November 2011
Southend Police Inspector
, Leigh Norris, has raised £1042
for Southend YMCA's SOS Bus
He put himself through his paces to take part in a testing battle of stamina, the Iron Man Wales challenge
As part of the event he swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles, all within 17 hours.
Led by John Bastin
, the vehicle parks in Southend High Street and offers assistance to vulnerable people who may be drunk, injured, or unwell.
Mr Norris said he was passionate about the work of volunteers on the SOS Bus.
He said: "John and his team of volunteers do a fantastic job and any financial help I can give them to help them carry on this work, or by raising awareness of the bus and the work it does through my event, is an opportunity I didn't want to miss."
Mr Norris present John Bastin with a cheque in Southend High Street on Friday 25th November in front of the SOS Bus, which was attended by local press and SOS Bus volunteers.
The SOS Bus over the past week has also been at Southend & Leigh Christmas lights
Have you used or seen the SOS Bus? Please continue to support Southend YMCA and the work we do and make a donation.