Dudley man goes the extra mile to help disaster victims

Harvey Singh, Reshpal Singh, Angrej Singh, Sukhdev Singh (landlord of Britannia Pub) and Rohit Matta (bar manager of Britannia Inn)

Harvey Singh, Reshpal Singh, Angrej Singh, Sukhdev Singh (landlord of Britannia Pub) and Rohit Matta (bar manager of Britannia Inn)

First published in Local

A DUDLEY man has gone the extra mile to raise cash for emergency relief in the Philippines after recovering from a disaster of his own.

Angrej Singh and his friends from the Britannia Inn, Queen’s Cross, raised £1,009 for the relief effort following in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan which left around 10,000 dead.

The 54-year-old, from Spring Park, ran five miles in Dudley to raise around half the total, despite suffering multiple injuries, including a double break to one of his legs, after being knocked off his bike by a lorry last year.

Mr Singh, a security officer and junior football coach, said: “The accident made all the difference, when I started walking the course I could feel it when I was going up the hills.

“This is the first time I have done this sort of thing, I’m quite proud, it restores faith in human nature – there are some decent people about.”

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