On Sunday the 3rd of October Bryan Hucknall, DHU Health Care’s Head of PMO will be taking on the London Marathon.
Bryan will be running his first ever marathon under extraordinary circumstances as a tribute to his mum who was cared for at her home by the Nottinghamshire Hospice in the last weeks of her life Nov/Dec 2020.
This year’s London Marathon is taking place both virtually and in the capital, with a massive 100,000 people running in total for a good cause. Bryan will be running alongside 50,000 others ‘virtually’ across the globe who are all taking part in the world’s biggest-ever marathon.
Despite suffering from lasting damage to his lungs due to the result of contracting covid last March, Bryan will be taking on the difficult challenge and is currently in training to build up his fitness. To make it even tougher, as if it wasn’t already, he’ll also be running the 2021 Robin Hood Half Marathon the week before and dressing up as Superman.
Prior to covid Bryan has completed four half marathons and four ‘Survival of the Fittest’ obstacle races and has been competing in running events since 2015. His aim is to raise a £1,000, which is the equivalent of two nights of overnight hospice care at a person’s home, plus a visit a day for a week.
Bryan said: “On the 3rd October 2021, I take on the London Marathon – Nottingham style (the official Virgin Money Virtual London Marathon). It’s a real 26.2 miles distance I’ve never ran before, in aid of the Nottinghamshire Hospice who helped care for my mum at home during her last weeks of life. The challenge will be harder as covid left me with a part collapsed lung, and knocked me out of running for eight months. I’ll be running in fancy dress and I’ll be running the Robin Hood Half Marathon the weekend before.
“My target of £1,000 would enable another family to benefit from the care and support the Nottinghamshire Hospice Team provide.”
Nottinghamshire Hospice are the leading charitable provider of palliative and end of life care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Since 1980 they have been caring for people with terminal illness and supporting their families.
Their mission “is to add life to every day for people who have been told their illness cannot be cured, helping them to live as actively and well as possible with care that puts them at the front of everything we say and do.”
If you’d like to support and follow him then check out his fundraising page below: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BryanHucknall