Claire Nicholson

Claire's running into 2024!

Fundraising for NHS Charities Together
£578
raised of £100 target
by 10 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2022, on 2 October 2022
We raise money for NHS Charities to help our NHS go further.

Story

To celebrate the NHS' 75th birthday, I'm continuing my fundraising for NHS Charities Together, by running the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2024 (and possibly some other surprises ;)) along the way!

The NHS is so much more than just COVID-19. Back in 2011 - at 13 years old I had a spinal fusion to correct a 65 degree, S-shaped curve in my spine. I'm now complete with two metal rods and a bunch of screws either side of my spine. I have a completely in-flexible back, but I've had my life totally transformed because of the operation. - a massive thank-you to the team at Addenbrookes! 

As a kid, I never was the sporty person, but after having the operation I decided to prove everyone wrong, jumped in at the deep end and ran a half marathon! It was very slow, but haven't looked back since.

I'm now a member of the local running club, on a mission to keep shaving off as much time as I can! (I'm very competitive!). Unbelievably, this will be my 3rd London Marathon - the first was 2019, then 2021, and now I'm training through the heatwaves in 2022! Even though I'm mild asthmatic, caught covid then a cough I couldn't shift, my competitive spirit continues to reach new heights - I may be slow but I cannot be defeated ;) 

The reason I've chosen NHS Charities Together spans so much further than just my back - we've all used the NHS at some points. They've also supported my grandparents through all sorts of challenges. It's amazing that despite the world-circumstances we find ourselves in, the NHS are still there 24/7, for everyone. 

About the charity

NHS Charities Together is a national independent charity caring for the NHS. Together with a network of over 230 NHS charities across the UK, we provide the extra support needed to care for NHS staff, patients and communities.

Donation summary

Total raised
£577.80
+ £41.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£186.00
Offline donations
£391.80

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