Lincoln couple raising thousands after London Marathon run dressed as poppies

A Lincoln village couple ran the London Marathon dressed as poppies to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

David and Michaela Moulds, who live in Welton, ran the 26 mile marathon on Sunday, April 25, to raise money for the Poppy Appeal with generous sponsorship from Elite Fish and Chip Company.

So far the regulars at the local fish and chip shops have raised over £2,000, with donations still flooding in.

In previous marathons, David has donned a Bananaman costume but this year wore a poppy outfit, emblazoned with Royal British Legion and Elite logos.

The couple ran the London Marathon dressed as poppies

The couple ran the London Marathon dressed as poppies

Michaela, who ran alongside her husband, said: “We’ve had a really amazing marathon and the support that Elite and the Poppy Appeal have given us has been incredible.

“There’s been overwhelming support and to raise as much as we have so far is brilliant.”

When Elite Fish and Chips heard the pair were tackling the London Marathon, they agreed to sponsor them £1,000 to boost their fundraising for the Poppy Appeal.


Money raised will go towards the Poppy Appeal

Rachel Tweedale of the Elite Fish & Chip Company said: “We’ve been hard at it raising as much as we can, but we’re carrying on the collections in all our restaurants and takeaways, so dig deep and top up our total.

“The Poppy Appeal does so much for the armed forces and we’re glad to be raising for such a worthy cause.”

Throughout 2016 The Elite Fish and Chip Company will be hosting several events to raise money for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

You can still contribute to the fundraising via David and Michaela’s Virgin Money site here.