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A year running 5k everyday & raising thousands!

05 Feb 2021
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We’re ending this week with a massive thank you and congratulations to our supporter Daniel Richardson. After a whole year of running 5k every, single day, Dan’s childhood cancer challenge came to an end last weekend.

He ran over 1,830km and raised almost £3,500 (including Gift Aid), with every penny going towards vital new childhood cancer research projects. He celebrated his final two runs via a live event on our Facebook page last Saturday. He was joined virtually by runners in the UK and Oman as he marked the end of his inspiring challenge. His live video from Facebook is shown below.

Dan’s final run – run 366!

Dan and his family know first-hand just how important new research is to find better ways to treat childhood cancer. He was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was a child and was treated on the same ward in Manchester as our charity namesake, Rosie.

Now aged 34, Dan is a symbol of hope to many families. To see him living a full and healthy life, after experiencing cancer as a child, is all parents want for their own children.

And to dedicate a whole year, especially during a global pandemic, to running 5k a day and fundraising for other children with cancer, is just awesome. Dan lives in Muscat, Oman, in the Middle East where temperatures reached up to 40 degrees Celsius over the summer. To still get up and run everyday in that heat is incredible! Dan – you are an inspiration!

A huge thank you and well done from all of us. His fundraising page is still open and here’s a snapshot of Dan’s year of running 5k …

If you’d like to set yourself a fundraising challenge to help children with cancer, just get in touch. We’d love to have you 🙂