WAITROSE supermarket in Barry has presented MP Alun Cairns with £1,000, raised to support him and the charities he represented in the London Marathon.

The cheque was split between Ty Hapus, the Alzheimer’s care unit in Barry and the local branches of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Carers UK.

In total, Mr. Cairns raised over £7,500 for the charities combined. This was greatly helped by Waitrose and their local customers who chose to support Mr Cairns in his great efforts to raise awareness and money for the charities.

Back in April, Alun Cairns joined over 30,000 runners, including seven MPs. He completed the 26.2 miles in three hours and 34 minutes, the fastest out of the whole House of Commons.

Mr Cairns commented: “I am extremely grateful to Waitrose for this generous donation to two incredibly important causes. I would also like to thank the local people who shop at Waitrose for choosing to support me in helping to raise awareness for Ty Hapus, Carers UK and Marie Curie.

"This response from constituents has been a truly humbling experience and I look forward to competing next year, with the aim to raise awareness of more local charities."