a leeds man is donning an unusual outfit as he tackles a fundraising challenge that is definitely jumbo sized.
James Richardson is set run the first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
And the 29-year-old has decided to run the 26.2 miles dressed as an elephant to raise money for the charity that supported his mum Geraldine after she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.
James, who lives in Otley, has donned his thermals as part of his training to prepare him for the challenge later this month.
He said: “Mum said that she felt like we should be doing something for Macmillan and that’s exactly how I felt.
“Then I saw that the marathon was nearby and thought that would be a good opportunity.
“My family will definitely see me on the finish line.”
Geraldine has even nicknamed the elephant costume Mac to honour the charity.
James added: “Macmillan provided mum with much needed practical, medical and financial advice and support
“Mum had all necessary surgery and treatment and is back to her usual self.”
Clara White, fundraising manager for Macmillan in Leeds, added: “Running a marathon is a challenge in itself but running a marathon dressed in an elephant costume really is taking it to the next level.
“We are so grateful for James’s support and we are sure he will inspire others to get involved and make a positive difference to help the growing number of people affected by cancer here in Leeds and across the UK.”
To sponsor James, visit justgiving.com/James-Richardson-DumboChallenge.