Design director of a kitchen maker will run the London Marathon 2020 in aid of the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital.
Tom Howley, the Design Director of the bespoke kitchen maker will be running the London Marathon (26th April 2020) in aid of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity’s Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
The Charity’s mission is simple: to support the excellence in treatment, care and research it provides to patients every single day.
The Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity supports research projects to improve understanding of illnesses and how to treat them and provides state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment.
Commenting on his decision to take part in the 2020 London Marathon, Howley says:
“In October, my wife Mary and I were invited to the launch of Manchester in Mind supporting Manchester Children’s Hospital and Mental Health Charities for young adults in Manchester. Having come to understand the overwhelming services provided at Manchester Children’s Hospital I have made the ‘daring’ decision to run the London Marathon for Manchester Children’s Hospital.
“My history with running is sparse. I’ve always tried to stick to a routine of going to the gym partly because I enjoy a meal with a glass of wine, but running is a totally different beast. Training 6 hours each week is going to be quite a task.
“It’s undoubtedly a huge challenge, I’m excited and very nervous! At 52 running my first marathon is going to push me mentally and physically to the limit. Thank you to each and every one of you for your support.
“Running for Manchester Children’s Hospital on behalf of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity will help to ensure continued excellence in treatment, research and care – enhancing the lives of thousands of children and their families each year at their most worrying times. So please dig deep and help make a difference.
“I really appreciate your donation.”
If you would like to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/t-howley