Daniel Lloyd is hoping to bring a little extra festive cheer to see in the New Year, 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.
After sacrificing his traditional visit to the pub on Christmas Eve in preparation, the Huddersfield-based racing driver took park in a local half-marathon on Christmas Day to help raise vital funds for the much-loved charity of which he is an ambassador.
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
For more information on Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, please visit: www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk/
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