Monday, 16 October 2017

Raising funds for a worthy cause

Martin-Kaye colleagues George Heron and Gemma Himsworth put themselves to the ultimate test to raise money for charity.

Together with Gemma's friend, Laura, they successfully completed the Birmingham Marathon and they have now raised almost £1,000 for Tommy's, the baby charity.

It was Gemma's first marathon, and she ran it just 12 months after giving birth to baby Elsie - not to be outdone, George decided he'd run the entire 26.2 miles wearing a rucksack that weighed the same as Elsie's weight on race day!

George said: "For those who (like I used to) thought Birmingham is flat, it certainly isn't! Thank you so much to those who have already donated, it was such a boost during the race and makes all the aches and pains worthwhile.

"It was Gemma's first marathon, so she was entering uncharted territory and I was in awe of the way she kept on going. It's a huge distance to cover on foot, so a time of 6 hours 7 minutes is incredible just 12 months after giving birth. It was a very tough day, but the feeling crossing the finishing line is just indescribable."

Laura is an accomplished marathoner and she is on target for 18 marathons in 18 months!

Pic: George, Gemma and Laura after their marathon challenge