Man runs marathon on roads to raise money for hospitals that transformed his nephew’s life

A FUNDRAISER, who had planned to running the London Marathon only for it to be postponed, is running 26 miles on the roads around Orsett instead to raise money for the hospitals that transformed his nephew’s life.

James Pinkerton was all set to run the London Marathon this month, only for it to be postponed until October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

His reasons for running are very touching.

He is running to raise money as a way of expressing his gratitude for the work the St Barts, the Royal London Hospitals and the NHS Trust did when treating his nephew.

When he was born, Archie was unable to to swallow and breathe for himself but now his life has been transformed.

James and his nephew Archie
James and his nephew Archie

James said: “I’m fundraising for Barts Charity to support the incredible work, dedicated staff and wonderful patients of the hospitals of Barts Health NHS Trust: St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London, Mile End, Whipps Cross and Newham.

“Your donation could help fund state-of-the-art equipment, innovative healthcare projects or ground-breaking research, which all helped Archie.

“Thank you for supporting me in helping to give back to transform the lives of other patients in hospitals, like the Royal London did Archie.”

The fundraiser has so far raised £585 of its £2,500 target (as of this morning 25 April)

To donate to the page please go to the following website address https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-pinkerton

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