Man smashes fundraising target after running his own marathon around Thurrock roads

James and his nephew Archie
James and his nephew Archie

A FUNDRAISER ran the equivalent of a marathon around Thurrock and South Essex roads this morning, after the London Marathon he had planned to take part in postponed until October due the coronavirus pandemic.

James Pinkerton was running to raise money for St Barts, the Royal London Hospitals and the NHS Trust as to show of gratitude for the work they did when treating his nephew Archie, who was born unable to to swallow and breathe for himself.

Thanks to the hospitals, James says Archie’s life has now been transformed.

James and mum Emma
James and mum Emma

James said this upon starting the fundraising page: “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.”

So far James has raised £2,700, surpassing the £2,500 target set at the start of fundraising.

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

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