22 Apr

Tony Completes Chilling Challenge

Tony the Fridge

Tony Phoenix-Morrison has successfully completed his toughest challenge yet by running 24 hours with a 42kg fridge. Better known as Tony the Fridge, the South Tyneside fundraiser managed to cover 60 miles, running one mile laps around Newcastle's Quayside.

Tony the Fridge rose to prominence late last year as he ran the entire length of the Great North Run every morning for 30 days. After his endeavours in South Shields, Tony went on to take part in the Blaydon Race and Kielder marathon, all of which were in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a charity that funds development and essential research into the detection and treatment of cancer.

His latest challenge was organised by Appliances Online, the UK's largest online kitchen appliance retailer, which is donating £15,000 to the Foundation. As it stands, Tony has already raised over £30,000.

Afterwards, Tony said this was his most difficult challenge yet: "It's been tough, very tough, but knowing I was raising money for a charity that's really making a difference to people fighting cancer helped pull me along. The support I've had has blown me away. It's just been incredible. I couldn't have done this without my support team, who stayed with me and looked after me so well."

John Roberts, chief executive of Appliances Online, said: "The challenge was always going to be incredibly tough for Tony. We are delighted to donate £15,000 to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation in recognition of his attempt, and would like to thank Tony and his supporters for all their efforts."

You can make a donation to Tony by visiting his justgiving page.