Stewart South (left), pictured with son Joel, will be running the Norwich Half Marathon and King’s Lynn GEAR for kidney research

A FATHER who donated his kidney to his son will be running in two events to raise money for a kidney research project at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Stewart South, 69, of Blackborough End, will be running the Norwich Half Marathon on April 9, and the King’s Lynn GEAR three weeks later.

He said: “Why do I, a 69-year-old from Blackborough End, want to force my creaking bones into running 13.1 miles – plus the 10k? The answer is to support two very good causes.

“Addenbroke’s is the hospital where I donated one of my kidneys to our son Joel in 1999. It’s also where our other son Oliver had his kidney transplant in 2002. Addenbrooke’s is a major transplant hospital and serves patients from West Norfolk and, indeed, from much of East Anglia.”

Mr South is also raising awareness of organ donation and is encouraging people to sign up as donors at www.organdonation.nhs.uk

In 2015 he raised more than £4,000 for a kidney research project at Addenbrooke’s.

To sponsor Mr South go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stews-HalfMarathon or call 01553 841267