Congratulations to HenryTue 30th March 2021
Inspired by the heroics of Captain Sir Tom Moore, six-year-old Henry from Tickton, Beverley (recently moved from Nottingham) wanted to do his bit to support this country's amazing and brave frontline workers. Over 12 days, he challenged himself to run a marathon to raise money for the Frontline19 charity.
Henry completed his marathon and more and has raised over £1300 in the process exceeding his initial target.
Over the past year, hospital staff, emergency response teams, ambulance support staff, social care and care home workers, agency and bank staff across the UK have put their own welfare and health on the line in order to help others. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental wellbeing of these workers has been under an incredible amount of stress and strain.
Frontline19 are there to help. They are a free and confidential psychological support service who work with specialist therapy
providers to help frontline staff in their time of need.
Henry takes inspiration from Captain Sir Tom Moore and enjoys reading his book. For the 12 days, Henry set about running with his Mum or Dad, and younger brother Billy, who joined in for shorter runs to show his support and get involved too.
Henry's mum, Clare, said: “As parents we are so proud of Henry. For him to come and ask one day, out of the blue if he can raise money for the doctors, nurses and all the people helping during this time, just made us burst with pride".
Clare is a keen runner herself, and Henry and Billy have been to many races to cheer her on, so it was no surprise he wanted to run to raise money.