Guest Blog: Running a marathon for the NHS

(Last Updated On: April 30, 2020)

My name is Leon Snell, I am 9 years old. I live in Torquay and go to Watcombe Primary School.

When I saw that Captain Tom Moore was doing 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS, I gave my Mum and Dad £5 and asked them to donate it to his cause.

I was then inspired to also help to raise money for the NHS to say thank you for all the hard work that they are doing not only now but always!

Last weekend it would have been the London Marathon so I decided to run the 26.2 mile distance in 7 days and try to raise £260.

I have been running between 3 and 5 miles every day in the sun and rain either in my garden or around the cul de sac which I live in. I even did one mile whilst air drumming after being challenged by my old drum teacher to run and drum at the same time!

Today is day 6 and I have now run 22.2 miles and have raised over £600. My legs are beginning to ache but I am battling through it to finish the distance! I am hoping if my legs keep going that I will finish tonight at 8pm during the NHS clap!

I am grateful to everybody for all of their donations and am so happy to have already exceeded my target but I now want to raise as much money as I can for the NHS. Please donate on the below link if you can

Thank you Leon

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