Chilling out with ‘hero’ fundraiser

Tony the fridge chats to pupils at Langley First School.
Tony the fridge chats to pupils at Langley First School.

Pupils were given a surprise visit from a famous north east fundraiser.

Tony ‘the fridge’ Morrison can be seen out on the streets and competing in the Great North Run with a 42kg fridge strapped to his back as he raises money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

As part of School Sports Week, he visited Langley First School in Monkseaton to inspire them about sports.

During a project on superheroes, Year 4 pupils had written about real life heroes, with student Alex Goddard writing about Tony, who was asked if he could visit the school.

Tony talked about his own childhood and the circumstances which made him decide to run to raise money with a fridge on his back, saying it was in tribute to those who lost someone to cancer and those carrying the burden of the awful illness.

Teacher James Mitchinson said: “It was great having Tony in to talk to the children about why he does what he does and it certainly helped motivate us for our own sports day.”