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Richard raises £55,000 from Big 40 for Dougie Mac

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Devoted fundraiser Richard Stonier has raised over £55,000 for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice after completing 40 fundraising challenges.

Richard 29, hosted a black tie ball which took place in The Tony Waddington Suite at Britannia Stadium, home of Stoke City at the weekend which was his final event and raised over £13,000 on the night.

The ball was attended by 350 people with Signal Radio presenter Martin Lowes providing  the DJ set for the evening.

His 40th event came just two days after the first anniversary of his mother Diane’s passing after she was cared for by the Blurton based hospice.

The total raised from Richard’s challenges will run Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s care services for two days.

Richard said ‘’It has been a phenomenal and challenging year and I am a different person’’

‘’I have received very good support from people all over the UK as well as Stoke’’

Richard’s challenges included swimming with sharks, shaving his head, walking across hot coals and completing a bungee jump.

For one of his events he spent a week living in a glass box outside Asda Tunstall to help draw attention to the charity’s work.

Liz Clarke, head of fundraising said,

‘Everyone at the hospice cannot thank Richard enough for his fundraising and for him to beat his target is an exceptional achievement.

‘’The amount Richard has raised will enable us to continue to provide the highest care to local people facing a life-limiting illness’’

If you are taking on a fund raising challenge to raise funds for the hospice please contact

01782 344044 or email


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