Popular film and TV star Warwick Davis has come to Louth this morning (Monday) with his wife Samantha to support local man Richard Bannister who is running the London Marathon on behalf of their charity, Little People UK.
The charity was cofounded by Samantha and Warwick, who is the patron and recently celebrated its fourth birthday helps. The charity was set up to help people with dwarfism and their families.
Richard met Sam when she was living in Louth as the pair went to school together and couldn’t think of a better charity to raise funds for as he trains to take on the ultimate slog of a 26-mile course around the capital.
He commented: “When I found out about the charity work Sam was doing, I couldn’t think of a better cause to raise money for. She is an inspiration to me. It’s going to be a tough challenge and I am already in training.”
Sam said: “We are delighted that Richard has chosen LPUK as his charity and will proudly wear the charity’s logo on his shirt for the marathon.
“We could not operate and provide essential help to people with dwarfism without fund raisers like Richard, and for that we are truly grateful.”
Patron Warwick explained: “This charity is one of the closest causes to me as I see my wife Sam work hard to make life better for others on a daily basis.
“It’s great to be back in Louth again as a lot of Sam’s family still lives here. It’s a unique market town like no other.” To read more about Richard’s marathon challenge, Little People UK and Warwick and Sam’s views on Louth, see this week’s Louth Leader, out this Wednesday, February 17.