Graham Duncan, Senior IT Support at Price Bailey Chartered Accountants, has raised £400 for Action Medical Research’s ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign by running in The Vitality Big Half Marathon.
The half marathon took place on 1 March in London and saw participants run along an iconic 13.1 mile route around some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
Action’s ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign is focused on generating funds in order to carry out research into reducing premature births. Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK, and sadly 1,000 tragically die making it the biggest cause of death in babies; for those that do survive, it’s also the leading cause of disability.
Duncan, said: “Being three months preterm myself, coupled with hearing the statistics and the wonderful work Action Medical Research do to try and stop the devastation caused by premature birth, I was determined to try and raise as much money as I could for this wonderful charity.
After picking up an injury in training, I found the run on the day itself really challenging so I’m delighted that I managed to complete the course as well as raise the funds for such a worthy cause.”
James King, Corporate Social Responsibility Partner at Price Bailey, said: “We are very proud of Graham for taking on the challenge of running The Vitality Big Half Marathon and we’re overjoyed by his fundraising effort. We are hoping that the money raised will help us to surpass our fundraising target of £107,000, making this charity partnership our most successful one ever!”
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