Alexander Serge Lourie

My 2.6 Challenge

Fundraising for Kingston Hospital Charity
raised of £1,000 target
by 193 supporters
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Event: The 2.6 Challenge, on 26 April 2020
the 2.6 challenge
Campaign by Marie Curie (RCN 207994 (England & Wales) and SC038731 (Scotland))
The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UKs charities.


I am taking up London Marathon's 2.6 challenge, on 26 April when I plan to walk 2.6 kilometres to raise money for Kingston Hospital Charity.  I have run five marathons but this is a greater challenge after my serious illness.

I am currently recuperating at home from Covid-19 after being taken as an emergency by ambulance  to Kingston Hospital on 22 March.  I then spent thee days in Intensive Care, before spending a further seven days recovering in Blythe Ward. During this illness, I lost 15 Kilos in weight and had very low oxygen levels.

"Covid-19 is a horrible condition and affects people in many different ways.  I had it very badly and had low levels of oxygen especially when I was in Intensive Care.

Fortunately, I think I am recovering, and would like to thank the ambulance team and the staff at Kingston Hospital for saving my life.  I cannot overestimate the kindness and skill of everyone I encountered at the Hospital.  They were simply magnificent. 

Across the country, carers and medical staff have been fantastic, but I have decided to give something back by raising money for Kingston Hospital.  My initial target is £1000 and I hope to emulate Captain Tom Moore and raise more...although I think the tens of millions he has raised will be rather beyond me."

About the campaign

The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UKs charities.

About the charity

Kingston Hospital Charity

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Kingston Hospital Charity is committed to raising money for equipment, comforts, research and amenities that are above and beyond the scope of the NHS, helping to make a real difference to staff and patients and their families now and in the future. Tel: 020 8973 5041

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