Epic 30-mile run to raise funds for film

Andy Burn and Coun Kate Cook on the first day of training.
Andy Burn and Coun Kate Cook on the first day of training.

A district councillor and a Sleaford filmmaker are set to run 30 miles in just one day to help bring a Second World War story to the big screen.

Coun Kate Cook, member of North Kesteven District Council for the Osbournby ward, and Andy Burn, of Tin Hat Productions, will take on the challenge on Sunday, November 8.

The aim is to raise funds for the completion of Our Shining Sword project, a Second World War tale that Tin Hat Productions hopes will become its first feature film.

The route is inspired by an idea of Coun Cook to run to all the villages in her ward; in the end, it includes 17 of the 20.

She and Andy, who have both previously run the London Marathon, have been friends for a couple of years and met through his promotion of the Our Shining Sword project.

She said: “I know that Andrew and (his son) Callum have had a very difficult time trying to raise the money needed to make this feature film and I really admire them for their determination to see it through.”

Andy said: “I was absolutely blown away that Kate was prepared to go to such lengths in support our film project. We are extremely proud to call ourselves a Lincolnshire film company and are delighted that Our Shining Sword really seems to have captured the imagination of the local populace.”

To make a donation towards the film, visit www.our shiningsword.com.