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raised of £2,500 target by 105 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,215 to provide Personal Protective Equipment for key workers in local care homes.

    Stockport, Cheshire
    Funded on Friday, 28th August 2020

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    Hi, I’m Rishi, I am a key worker working every day as a frontline Pharmacist.

    I felt compelled to take on this fundraising challenge after hearing about the actual death rate in care homes and also from speaking to the key workers on the ground.

    All funds raised will be used to buy Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for those working face-to-face day in, day out, putting others first. PPE is essential to safeguard key workers and also care home residents.

    So for the month of May I plan to run the equivalent of a marathon each week - 26.2 miles/42.2 km each week! This will be a total of 104.9 miles or 168.8 kilometres over the month! I enjoy running but usually just 5-10km, I have never ran this kind of distance and have certainly never ran a marathon, let alone 4 in a month! I will be running before work and will of course be observing social distancing guidelines as I run.

    The plan is to distribute the PPE purchased with the funds raised evenly amongst 18 care homes. They are 11 Borough care homes in Stockport, Priestnall Court (Heaton Mersey); Abbeyfield House (Bramhall); Chester House (Hazel Grove); Redford court -The Disabilities Trust- (Liverpool); Hartrigg Oaks (York), Wilberforce Trust (York), and Rosegarth (York).

    If anyone is reading this and is on the front line, or knows somebody that is and needs PPE then contact me directly - if I can help I will.

    Please sponsor me to complete this running challenge and raise valuable funds so that we can help protect people working and living in care homes.

    You can track my progress and see how many miles I rack up each week on this page and on our Facebook pages (ScorahChemist, PakersPharmacist and ClearChemist).

    Thank you in anticipation of your kind donations, however big or small, they all add up to another item of PPE to protect key workers and the vulnerable.

    Best wishes




    • Rishi Bhatia1 year ago
      Rishi Bhatia

      Rishi Bhatia

      1 year ago

      So just to let you know I managed to complete the 4 marathons ✅ in May - Really pleased with being able to complete the mileage and also at the amount we managed to raise. So – what has this £3190 got us? 20,000 INDIVIDUAL PIECES OF PPE In addition just to show our appreciation and as a way of saying thank you: · 🍪 9000 Biscuits 🍪 · ☕️ 9500 tea bags ☕️ Once again – a heartfelt thank you to everyone that supported me and for the kind wishes and generous donations.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    • Rishi Bhatia1 year ago
      Rishi Bhatia

      Rishi Bhatia

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Not sure if it is stupidity or determination but I’ve managed to complete my challenge of running 4 marathons in May with a week to spare! Seeing on the news the difficulties the care sector faces on a daily basis made me realise they need the PPE sooner rather than later. The actual challenge was 105 miles in 4 weeks but thankfully managed 110 miles in 3 weeks😮.. the generous support and donations I received from everyone really spurred me on to try and smash my initial target of both money raised and miles complete. A heartfelt thank you

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    • Rishi Bhatia1 year ago
      Rishi Bhatia

      Rishi Bhatia

      1 year ago

      Hi Everyone! Just to give you a quick update of where we are upto! So its the end of week 2 and I have managed to complete my second marathon with a few miles in the bag. I am not going to lie it is challenging getting up at 4:30am to get them completed before work but when you see the headlines of the death rates within the care home sector - it gives me the boost I need to keep on going. Plus seeing the generous donations coming in (we are past £2k!) really helps to give me the push I need. Thanks again everyone for your support :)

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    1 year ago

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    • yL


      Jun 30, 2020

      Bravo, not bad for a dobo! 😆 🏃🏻‍♂️👍🏽


    • Anonymous


      Jun 20, 2020


    • Megan


      Jun 9, 2020

      A massive well done Rishi on your achievement of running 4 marathons in MayThank you for all your support during this difficult time

    • Rishi Bhatia

      Rishi Bhatia

      May 27, 2020

      From everyone at Lexon UK Ltd


    • Rajeev & Renu

      Rajeev & Renu

      May 26, 2020

      Fabulous achievement Rishi!! Well done, love Rajeev & Renu xx


    • Kate Branagan

      Kate Branagan

      May 25, 2020

      Nice to meet you over the fence. Well done!


    • Richard Perić-Matthews

      Richard Perić-Matthews

      May 25, 2020

      Well done Rishi, a great challenge for a great cause!


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