After successfully completing a gruelling 21km charity run on behalf of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice which supports children with life-shortening conditions and their families, Daniel Lloyd is hoping to bring a little extra festive cheer to see in the New Year.
Lloyd even sacrificed his traditional visit to the pub on Christmas Eve in preparation for the local event on Christmas Day!
Completing the course in an impressive 1 hour 43 minutes, Daniel has so far managed to hit 75% of his £3,000 target, with over £2,200 having already been donated via his just giving page, putting him in the top 3% of fundraisers for December. With more pledges still expected to come in, Daniel is hoping to reach his original goal in the next few days.
“I can’t honestly say that I enjoyed the run, but I’m really pleased that I’ve managed to raise so much money for the Forget Me Not Hospice;” commented Daniel.
“It was one of the most challenging courses that I’ve run. I managed to make it home in time for my Christmas dinner thankfully. I certainly earned it! I couldn’t walk for about three days afterwards, but it’s a great achievement and I know that the money will help to make a difference to the kids’ and their families.
“I’ve had such great support from people, and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far.
“We’ve raised a great amount already, but it would be amazing if we could hit that £3,000 mark. We’re really close. There are still a few pledges to come in, so I’m looking forward to seeing where we end up.
The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice needs to raise around £4 million each year and with just 4% of that coming from the government, for the remainder they rely on the goodwill of individuals and organisations who want to make a difference to local children and families.
To donate and support Daniel, please head to Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daniellloyd23