Top award for marathon man Clive as he comes out of retirement to run again

July 31 2017

YATE’S marathon man Clive Daniels has received a British Citizens Award for his relentless fund raising for charity.

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YATE’S marathon man Clive Daniels has received a British Citizens Award for his relentless fund raising for charity.

Clive, 71, was presented with the award by TV presenter Michael Underwood at a ceremony at the House of Lords.

He received the accolade in recognition of his running efforts that have resulted in more than £250,000 being raised for charity over a period of three decades. Some £230,000 of that went directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Clive has completed many sponsored marathons and half marathons to bring in the cash and after finishing last year’s Bristol half marathon, said he was retiring. 

But inspired by other winners at the award ceremony, he decided to enter the Bristol event, which takes place in September, again.

Clive said: “I feel incredibly lucky to receive the award and would like to thank everyone who helped me raise so much money along my journey.”  

A spokesman for Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Without people like Clive, we wouldn’t be able to provide support and services to people affected by cancer in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

This year, his contribution will fund a Macmillan nurse for five months.”

The British Citizens Awards recognise exceptional endeavour by people in the fields of business, healthcare, the arts, education and in their community.