‘The Crescent Kids’ sprint past fundraising target

30 April 2020

‘The Crescent Kids’ sprint past fundraising target
Eleven central London children have raced past their original target and raised over £12,000 for Imperial Health Charity’s COVID-19 Relief Fund!

Beating their original target of £1000, The Warrington Crescent residents walked and ran a total of 6k, or ten laps each, around their communal garden.  

The kids, aged from six to eleven, were inspired by the vital work of their friend and fellow runner’s mum. Clare Leon-Villapalos is the Lead Nurse for Education at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and one of the charity’s research fellows.

The young runners said: “We decided to take on this challenge because we heard about everyone helping the NHS and raising money, so we wanted to do our part. We wanted to say thank you for what Clare and the NHS are doing.”

“One highlight of this challenge has been that we are able to spend some social distance time with our friends and also raise money to help the NHS.”

The Crescent Kids have been overwhelmed by the support of friends, families and strangers who have donated and left kind messages on their JustGiving page, applauding their efforts.

“Another highlight has been how kind and generous people have been”, they said. “When we set up the page, we set a target of £1,000 and thought we would be very lucky if we got half of it. Today it is over 10 times that! Every time we check the amount, we can’t believe it.”

Congratulations to all the Crescent Kids for their hard work, including one runner aged six who ran all ten laps of the garden, in under sixty minutes!

You can still support the Crescent Kids by visiting their page. 

To find out more about the charity’s appeal, click here