The TCS London Marathon ‘My Way’ virtual event raises over £3,000

Our huge heartfelt thanks to Charlie Langhorne our Global Ambassador and Jemma Wright a Community Paediatric Nurse for completing the TCS London Marathon ‘My Way’ Virtual Event on Sunday 21st April.

Charlie’s dedication to walk for 24 hours in his home village, in England covering 43.48km in 8 hours and 53 minutes, taking 62,175 steps was truly remarkable, especially doing the final laps in a bear suit!

We thank Charlie’s family and friends for kindly donating to him and to everyone who became his cheer leaders joining him on laps. Charlie has raised an incredible £2,500 which he generously matched when donations reached £1,000.

Charlie commented:

“I did five laps with my granddaughter Lilly who is 12 weeks old – it made me feel so grateful and also reflect on the amazing and vital work ICPCN does”

Jemma completed the virtual marathon in 5 hours taking the route from West Kirby to Chester in England.

Jemma commented: “I first heard about ICPCN when virtually attending an Introduction to Palliative Care. As a paediatric doctor, I am very aware of the impact on the family and wider community whenever a child passes away. ICPCN supports children and their families with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.  They work to improve access to palliative care for children on a global scale by supporting the development of paediatric palliative care services in low resource settings.”

Thanks to all of Jemma’s friends and family who helped Jemma to generously raise £486.

The ICPCN would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to take part in their own virtual fitness event anywhere in the world. Please contact: fundraising@icpcn.org to find out how you can get involved in your own way!