Fundraiser from Wokingham carried Olympic torch in LancashireBy Jon Nurse
July 05, 2012
A marathon runner who has completed almost a decade of charity runs carried the Olympic torch in Lancashire last month.
Colin Bonfield, who grew up in Wokingham and played nine seasons for Emmbrook Football Club, was a torchbearer on Day 37 of the torch’s journey around the nation on Sunday, June 24.
He was nominated as a result of his fundraising efforts through running in the Manchester 10k Run, which he has entered every year since 2003, the year he also ran in the Wilmslow Half Marathon and the Manchester Marathon.
Over the years, the marathon man has raised money for Cancer Research, Scoliosis Research, the MS Trust, Diabetes UK, the Stroke Association, Starlight, the Intensive Care Unit at Royal Berkshire Hospital, and SANDS, a stillbirth and neonatal death charity.
The former St Crispin’s School pupil played for Emmbrook Football Club and Wokingham Town Under 18s.
Mr Bonfield now works for Hewlett Packard in their Warrington office and lives in Gatley near Manchester with his wife Carol and son Jack.