Puff the Asthma Dragon gets makeover ahead of Shrewsbury 10k

He’s a familiar sight pounding the pavements of Bridgnorth, but Puff the Asthma Dragon has had a makeover.

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Passers-by enjoy a giggle as the new-look Puff the Asthma Dragon, aka Dana Power, takes to the streets in Bridgnorth

Dana Power, 60, who runs in the suit to raise money for Cameron’s Fund at Asthma UK has given his dragon outfit a change ahead of running the London Marathon.

Spectators will be able to admire the new look when it is given its marathon debut at the Shrewsbury 10k tomorrow.

Dana, who lives in Cantreyn Drive with his wife Tina, said the makeover had been done by Harriet Megan Rogers, from Bridgnorth, who transformed the “he” dragon to a “she”.

He said: “Harriet is very talented and has done a fantastic job. Puff now has a tutu, eyelashes, big red lips, a fancy bow and gloves.”

Dana, who works at Bridgnorth Aluminium, has already raised thousands of pounds for Cameron’s Fund, a charity set up by Bridgnorth couple Gemma and Ashley Brown after their son Cameron died in February 2008 following a severe asthma attack.

He said: “I’m optimistic that when the fundraising is collected after the marathon, my total to date for Cameron’s Fund at Asthma UK will surpass £25,000, which is all down to the generosity of the good people of Bridgnorth and surrounding areas donating and sponsoring.”

Dana will head to London on April 23 to take part in the annual run, which he also did last year. This will be the seventh time he has taken on the marathon and his third in the big dragon suit.

To donate to Dana text PUFF65 and an amount to 70070

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