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Charity champ Tony ‘The Fridge’ to chill out at club

RUN OF SUCCESS ... Tony The Fridge Phoenix-Morrison as he completes the Great North Run.

RUN OF SUCCESS ... Tony The Fridge Phoenix-Morrison as he completes the Great North Run.

A CHARITY fun runner who hit the headlines after completing 30 half marathons with a fridge on his back will be appearing at a South Tyneside nightclub.

Tony ‘The Fridge’ Phoenix-Morrison will be a special guest at the Old Skool 5 event at Dusk on Friday.

The night, which will feature 90s chart star Rozalla, is in aid of South Tyneside-based charity Cancer Connections.

Tony, from Hebburn, recently completed 30 half-marathons over the distance of the Great North Run within 30 days, culminating on run day itself.

The 48-year-old grandfather undertook the 395-mile feat in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, and now, he is hoping to help boost the profile of Cancer Connections in Harton Lane, by making a guest appearance at the music night.

Tony said: “I’m honoured to be asked to attend this event, The group do a great deal for cancer sufferers in South Tyneside, and this is a subject close to my heart.

“I’ve heard it’s going to be a full house, so I’m looking forward to a great night.”

The Old Skool nights were started by South Tyneside father-of-two Steven Bruce, 40, who lost his brave battle with stomach cancer in Januarylast year.

Event organiser and promoter David Sharp said: “We are really pleased to announce that Tony ‘The Fridge’ will be attending our Old Skool event.”

Entry to the event is £8. However, VIP tickets, priced £15, are available from Westoe Florists in Imeary Street, South Shields.

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