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£5,748
raised of £1,000 target by 193 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,748 to help fund COVID Crisis Rescue (UK) to provide PPE directly to frontline healthcare staff.

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    Funded on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020

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    My name's Kieran, I'm a junior doctor at Luton & Dunstable Hospital, and I will be running a marathon on Wednesday 3rd June to raise money for COVID Crisis Rescue UK to supply PPE directly to frontline healthcare staff.

    Unfortunately, due to years of neglect, we have been caught short in our supplies of PPE by the coronavirus pandemic. Even senior consultants have been driven to using makeshift PPE for protection, or worse, have had nothing at all.

    We have already lost several healthcare professionals across the country, including Mary Boateng, a young nurse at Luton & Dunstable Hospital where I work, who has left behind a husband and newborn child.

    But PPE doesn't only protect us, it protects you too. Preventing transmission from patients to members of staff, and subsequently to further patients, is crucial in making hospitals as safe as possible for all.

    Because of this, I will be running the (coincidentally, exactly) 26.3 miles home after my shift at the hospital on Wednesday 3rd June , in light of current rules on non-essential travel, to raise money for COVID Crisis Rescue UK.

    This is a small group, joint organised by a doctor, undertaking an inspiring operation to get PPE to where it's needed, bypassing the bureaucracy and red tape that has been hampering efforts across the country. This is not just to hospitals, but to overlooked healthcare centres, including domestic abuse shelters, care homes, hospices and ambulance services. Their work is especially important as larger charities, such as NHS Charities Together, are not currently targeting the demand for PPE.

    Any amount you can donate would be incredibly appreciated, and will go to a very worthy cause.

    P.S.: Any tips you have on training for a marathon would be very much appreciated, as I have rather foolishly decided to do this with only 3 weeks notice, and I've never run more than a 10km competitively before..

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    • Kieran Togher5 months ago
      Kieran Togher

      Kieran Togher

      5 months ago

      Unbelievable! Thanks to your continuing generosity, the total funds raised have more than doubled since I made it home on Wednesday, and last night we broke the £5000 mark. Had someone told me this would happen a few weeks ago, I wouldn't have believed you - but here we are! On the behalf of the colleagues and the patients who will be made that much safer from the PPE you've helped provide, I'd like to personally thank you all. You have proved that we really are all in this, together.

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    • Kieran Togher5 months ago
      Kieran Togher

      Kieran Togher

      5 months ago

      4 hrs and 55 minutes later.. Done. As I mentioned, this was my first ever marathon, and it was certainly a challenge. But through all the numerous hurdles, I was able to make it home in one piece. A huge thank you to my support crew, who followed me the whole way and made sure I stayed on track; the friends and family who made the journey to meet me at the finish line; and of course, everyone who has donated to help keep healthcare staff and our country safe during this crisis. Your continuing generosity and good will is an inspiration.

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    • Kieran Togher5 months ago
      Kieran Togher

      Kieran Togher

      5 months ago

      You've done it again, we've hit the second target in only a week. Absolutely smashing it, thank you so much to those who've donated. If we can continue to share the news about this great cause, who knows where we'll get in the next couple of weeks!

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    6 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/12/2020 09.38

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    193

    • Mary Murphy

      Mary Murphy

      Jul 12, 2020

      Very well done – what an inspiration you are!You shouldn’t have had to do this to plug a scandalous gap in funding of the NHS – your work should be service enough. Hats off to you. And Thank You.

      £30.00

    • Tina

      Tina

      Jun 18, 2020

      Can' believe you can run 26.3 miles let alone after a work shift

      £10.00

    • Aiden

      Aiden

      Jun 16, 2020

      Nice work, mate.

      £5.00

    • Katerina

      Katerina

      Jun 15, 2020

      Well done and thank you!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 12, 2020

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      Jun 11, 2020

    • Lubna Hussain

      Lubna Hussain

      Jun 11, 2020

      Well done!

      £20.00

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    Kieran Togher

    Kieran Togher

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    Junior Doctor (FY1) at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.

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