Fundraising family tackle running challenge for emergency appeal
03 April 2020
West Londoners Nick Marshallsay and his family are tackling a sponsored 1000km trek to support Imperial Health Charity, all from the comfort of their own living room.
From now until August, Nick and his family, Georgia, Leo and Vix, are walking or running over 620 miles on their home treadmill, to raise money for the charity’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. This appeal is focusing on providing emergency funds for those at the Trust affected by coronavirus.
“We took on this challenge as we wanted to find a way to support the NHS and its amazing staff as they bravely continue to fight COVID-19,” said Nick Marshallsay.
Nick has a strong connection to the Trust, with every member of his family having received support from Charing Cross or Hammersmith Hospital in the past. His children were also born at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital.
He added: “We wanted to support the hospitals and staff who have helped us.”
A week into their challenge and Nick’s family have smashed 150km, with his 13-year-old daughter taking the personal running lead with 60km. “We’re trying to cover 100km a week,” he said “It’s really good for keeping us active during these times of social distancing!”
If you’d like to support Nick and his family to reach their fundraising target, you can donate on their JustGiving page.
To find out more about the charity’s appeal, click here.