David Morris column: Help Scott to help the heroes as he runs through Morecambe

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP

One of my constituents Scott Farmer from Nether Kellet is currently running from Scarborough Pier to the Eric Morecambe Statue in Morecambe. That’s a total of 123 miles to raise much needed funds for Help For Heroes.

Scott is a serving member of the armed forces with 381 Supply Squadron Royal Logistics Corps, Army Reserves.

Earlier in the week Scott received a good luck tweet from David Richmond CBE who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2008 and is the Director of Recovery at Help For Heroes.

I also noticed that the North West organiser for Help For Heroes has said she will be at the Eric Morecambe Statue with volunteers waving flags.

I will be running the last five miles with Scott along with his colleagues from Alexandra Barracks, we hope to arrive in Morecambe at 5pm, it would be good if you have a spare few minutes to come along and cheer Scott on. We leave Alexandra Barracks at 4.20 if you live on the route. Sponsor Scott on his fundraising page http://www.bmycharity.com/ScottFarmer.


Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to get in touch in support of Skerton Community High School. As you may or may not know Lancashire County Council is consulting about whether Skerton should remain open, I would advise anyone who wishes to respond to the consultation to contact Lancashire County Council and their local County Councillor.

The parents and governors also have a campaign to keep the school open, I am supporting this campaign the petitions are currently being circulated and I keep seeing them around and about.

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