Regular visitor to Cornwall, Jamie Luck, ran Sunday´s London Marathon (17th April 2005) in aid of the National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek.

Jamie and his family spend their holidays in St Ives and always visit the Seal Sanctuary when in Cornwall.

When Jamie heard about the amount of pups the Sanctuary had taken in this year, and how low the rescue funds had become, he offered to run and raise money for the seals.

"With the Sanctuary rescuing over forty pups this year, rescue funds have been severely depleted. It is with the generosity of people like Jamie that the Sanctuary can continue its rescue work for the following seasons." said marketing assistant Rachael Vine.

Jamie completed the London Marathon in 3 hours and 25 minutes, dressed as a fairy - complete with wings and so far has raised over £500 with other donation still to collect. "I felt very tired at around 22 miles, but with the roar of the crowd around the Cutty Sark and Tower Bridge it was enough to spur me on" said Jamie Luck.

Jamie has already decided to run in next years London Marathon in aid of the Seal Sanctuary.

"The plan is to run again next year for the seals in a new costume and raise even more money" said Jamie.

Jamie said that this photo was taken whilst he was running in costume, although the hair colour and wings don´t show how they really looked on the day!

Jamie Luck, photo taken by a spectator

For more details contact Rachael Vine on telephone number: 01326 221361.

Press Release date: 19th April 2005