A WINCHESTER man inspired by his daughter’s condition has raised more than £4,000 by the running the London Marathon.

Pete Burbridge took part in his first London Marathon, the hottest on record, on Sunday, completing the 26.2-mile course in five hours and 20 minutes.

The dad was raising funds for Neuro Foundation, in honour of his eldest daughter who has neurofibromatosis type 1. The condition is a genetic disorder that causes tumours to form on nerve tissue within the body, including the brain and spinal cord.

Pete’s wife Sarah said the family was “so incredibly proud” of his achievement.

Two teenagers from Twyford were also raising money for a good cause at the weekend.

Issy Mitchell and Oli Walker ran the Southampton Half Marathon in aid of The Murray Parish Trust.

The pair were inspired to run by the charity’s campaign to raise £4million to build a new paediatric A&E unit at Southampton General Hospital.

They set themselves a target of raising £250, but have nearly quadrupled that, so far raising more than £900.

Issy’s sister Ella, 14, recently experienced first-hand Southampton’s paediatric A&E unit following a serious fall from her horse. Having been taken to hospital by ambulance, Ella was treated in the existing paediatric A&E unit and was then transferred for emergency facial surgery.

Issy said: “I was really nervous as I had never done anything like this before. It was much tougher than I had expected, but having Oli by my side kept me going. I can’t believe we managed to raise so much money – thank you to everyone who supported us - even my headteacher and the teachers at my school donated.”

Actor and founder of The Murray Parish Trust, Sarah Parish added: “What these two young people have achieved is amazing and we are truly grateful for what they have raised for The Murray Parish Trust.It really is going to make a big difference to use reaching our target.”

Sarah and her husband, fellow-actor James Murray, established The Murray Parish Trust after losing their daughter Ella-Jayne in 2009 to a congenital heart defect.

Their aim was to raise £300,000 to expand the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at USH, ensuring that this essential facility has the best, up-to-date lifesaving equipment, space to use it in and add more bed spaces.

The charity’s latest challenge #2MillionSteps was launched to raise £4 million for a brand new Paediatric Emergency & Trauma Department (A&E) based in Southampton to serve the entire south of England and the Channel Islands.