Welton marathon couple have poppy appeal in London

David and Michaela Moulds among the runners at this year's London Marathon EMN-160426-073346001

David and Michaela Moulds among the runners at this year's London Marathon EMN-160426-073346001

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Running for 26.2 miles dressed as a poppy at this year’s London Marathon proved to be a perfect way of raising cash for one Welton man.

David Moulds was running in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, accompanied by his wife Michaela, and so far more than £2,000 has been raised.

The couple both finished with new personal bests and were also stopped and filmed for the BBC’s coverage.

“There’s been overwhelming support and to raise as much as we have so far is brilliant,” said Michaela.

“The race went much better than we thought; the only section we had problems with the wind blowing us back was at Tower Bridge, but that was where we stopped and talked to the BBC reporters.”

The couple were also filmed by the organisers of the marathon, Virgin Money, as well as the Royal British Legion’s fundraising teams.

They have received support from Lincoln’s Elite Fish and Chip Company too, who have chosen the Poppy Appeal as its charitable focus for 2016, with sponsorship of £1,000.

“We’ve had a really amazing marathon and the support that Elite and the Poppy Appeal have given us, particularly online with social media, has been incredible,” added Michaela.

There is still time to show your support for the couple; visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/michaelamoulds to make a donation.