Marathon Man, Gary McKee, from Cleator Moor smashes £100k milestone in his £1 million fundraising target.
Our hospice hero, Gary is running 365 marathons in 365 days, raising money for Hospice at Home West Cumbria and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Gary started his epic challenge on 1st January 2022, and has so far reached £100,000 on his just giving page.
When the challenge is successful, Gary will run more than 9,500 miles. He has provided an updated fact file, with the stats that the challenge has amassed.
So far this year
20 pairs of running shoes
Over 780k calories burnt
Over £100,000 raised by 1,100 supporters
Over 150 support runners and cyclists from all around the UK
10,000+ social media supporters
Gary said: “The reason I’m doing this is that I’m lucky enough to be able to take on a physical challenge of this scale, and every day I think about all the people going through cancer treatment who face their own physical and emotional challenges. If I can support people going through cancer and other life-limiting illnesses while inspiring people to get out there and fundraise themselves, then every marathon I do every day is worth the effort. The support so far on the challenge has been fantastic, from our cake bakers, fellow runners, and fundraising team everyone is coming together for the cause.
Stella Walsh Fundraising and Communications Team Leader from Hospice at Home West Cumbria said: “The grit and determination from Gary throughout this challenge is extraordinary.
“There are no words to convey how grateful we are for his commitment to supporting our charity. “Every penny that Gary continues to raise is helping us continue to provide our specialist services to patients and their families in our local communities.”
Gary will reach his halfway point on the 2nd July 2022, a day full of celebrations and congratulations on this monumental challenge…