Tynedale torchbearer - Brian Tinnion
Last updated at 12:44, Monday, 26 March 2012
HAVING raised in excess of £30,000 for Help for Heroes, former Royal Marine Brian Tinnion is now the charity’s county co-ordinator.
The crew manager with Tyne and Wear fire and rescue service tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks and National Three Peaks Challenge, trekked to the Everest base camp and completed a solo bike ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
A keen cyclist, the father of two also fund raises by taking part in the 104-mile Northern Cyclone road race.
Nominated by his wife, Jeanette, Brian (51) of Darras Hall, said: “I feel hugely privileged to have been chosen.”
He will carry the torch through Bamburgh on Thursday, June 14.
First published at 11:58, Monday, 26 March 2012
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