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Marathon man to stage second black tie event for children’s cancer charity

Published on 02/02/16 02:45:pm

A man who lost eight stone in less than a year following his father’s death is staging his second charity ball to raise money for children with cancer.

Adrian Stohr, 40, will also be running two marathons in seven days. He hopes he can take the amount he has raised for Children with Cancer UK above the £10,000 mark. Over the past three years Mr Stohr has raised £7,000 for the charity.

Just weeks after his father’s death from a diabetic condition in 2012, Mr Stohr was diagnosed as clinically obese and warned he could die if he didn’t change his lifestyle. The warning sparked Mr Stohr to embark on a punishing exercise and diet schedule which saw him lose eight stone in weight. His remarkable transformation saw him complete the London Marathon in April 2013. Mr Stohr’s story captured the imagination of the media and the BBC has featured his training and fundraising activities on a number of occasions.

In April Mr Stohr will complete the Brighton Marathon followed by the London Marathon seven days later. However, the biggest date in Mr Stohr’s calendar will be in June when he stages a black tie and posh frocks Charity Ball at the prestigious Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of running two marathons in one week; this will be a big ask, but I will be very well prepared.

“However, the highlight of the year will be the Charity Ball, which promises to be a fantastic evening and a great fundraiser. I hosted a similar ball in 2014 which was supported by celebrities including Sir Elton John and Jason Manford who donated prizes for an auction and we will be supported by other celebrities this time. As a father of three I always wanted to support a children’s charity and I am determined to raise as much money as possible.”

The event is being held on Saturday June 11 starting at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £55 each or £500 for table of ten. The cost includes a pre-dinner drink, a three course sit down meal and live music from renowned tribute band The Committed. There will also be a raffle and a silent and live auction.

The event is being sponsored by local businesses Indigo Ross, Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa and Patrick Lowman PR.

To buy tickets or to find out more about the event email Adrian Stohr on or telephone 01787 310945 or 07886 587275.

To find out more about Mr Stohr’s incredible story go to

Members of the media needing more information should in the first instance call Patrick Lowman of Patrick Lowman PR on 07792 428555 or by email