Mega 260-mile run in just two months for James, 14, to raise cash for NHS charity

PUBLISHED: 14:48 27 May 2020 | UPDATED: 14:48 27 May 2020

Fenland teenager James Hall is running 260 miles in just 2.6 months to raise cash for NHS charities. Picture: Supplied

Fenland teenager James Hall is running 260 miles in just 2.6 months to raise cash for NHS charities. Picture: Supplied

Supplied

A teenager from the Fens is running 260 miles in less than three months both at home on his treadmill and across the region to raise cash for NHS charities.

James Hall from Wisbech is taking part in ‘The 2.6 Challenge’ in what is equivalent to a sprint from Fenland to Buckingham Palace in London and back.

The 14-year-old has already raised more than £1,000 on his JustGiving page and hopes to raise as much as possible to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “The charity that I am doing this for is NHS Charities Together, which is the main charity that supports the NHS.

“We have now reached day 21, and I have already ran 62 miles, which means I have reached Letchworth Garden City!

“Thank you to all my loyal supporters, and we are now up to £1,059 in total!

“Please continue to share and donate whatever you can.

“Not long now until lockdown is over, so please continue to keep 2m minimum apart from each other, and only go out for exercise and essential shopping.”

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-s-2-6-challenge453


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Wisbech Standard