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Ipswich Town fan Freddie Hawke to take on Sierra Leone Marathon

PUBLISHED: 16:17 14 April 2017

Right to left: Hamish Temporal, Ollie Middleditch, Freddie Hawke and Alex Cossor are part of a team who are taking on the Sierra Leone Marathon next month.

Right to left: Hamish Temporal, Ollie Middleditch, Freddie Hawke and Alex Cossor are part of a team who are taking on the Sierra Leone Marathon next month.

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A lifelong Ipswich Town fan has decided to take on the Sierra Leone Marathon for the charity Street Child.

Freddie Hawke, 24, from Boxford, will be taking part on May 28 with his friend Sam Pinson, who organised the marathon in 2016.

He said he would be taking one of his many Town shirts to Sierra Leone with him to give to one of the children, adding many lost all their possessions in the Ebola epidemic.

He said his friend had introduced him to the charity and the important part in plays in West Africa.

“The organisation has played a key role in alleviating the hardship brought about by years of civil war and subsequently in the efforts to fight off and recover from the Ebola epidemic,” he said.

This will be the first marathon Mr Hawke, who has moved to London, has taken on.

He said his team is hoping to raise £10,000 and have already achieved £6,000.

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