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Marathon fundraising efforts

816. John Hammond

John Hammond, from Liverpool, has run 120 outdoor marathons to raise money for a variety of causes.

After his first marathon in 2011, John was inspired to continue his running for the benefit of others and has since raised over £50,000. Last December, John completed seven treadmill marathons in seven days to raise £9,000 for ‘Claire House Children’s Hospice’, with friends and supporters running alongside him for part of the way. He also arranged a 12-hour night run to support an appeal for the children of two parents who died of terminal cancer, which attracted 300 people and raised over £5,500. This October, John plans to run a marathon every single day, fundraising for disability charity ‘Scope’.

In a personal letter to John, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“By running a marathon every single day this October to fundraise for ‘Scope’, you are raising awareness of the organisation’s crucial work in providing equal opportunities to disabled people. This is a truly unique achievement, and your dedication is inspiring others to support the cause.”

John said:

I am proud to of been chosen for a Point of Light award and never thought this would be achieved through my passions of running and raising money for various charities. This is dedicated to all the people I have helped and will continue to help.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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