Fundraiser goes the distance for charity

5th March 2016

Dedicated fundraiser, Adam Davie, has set the pace, raising over £500 for us

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Adam, 31, of Roundswell, and his team of 7 ran 66 miles on a treadmill within nine and a half hours, raising £550.

The team exceeded their 60 mile target and raised nearly twice as much as they were hoping for. 

“We were thrilled with our performance and the overwhelming support we received for the challenge. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has already sponsored us.”

Adam Davie

Adam took on the challenge in preparation for the London Marathon, which he will be running in April. He chose to run for Meningitis Now after contracting meningococcal B at three months old. 

He continued: “I was very fortunate to have survived meningitis as a young child but others haven't been so lucky. Without the support of my family and the excellent medical care and support I received I wouldn't be the person I am today, so I wanted to help those who have not been so lucky."

“As well as raising vital funds I want to raise awareness of meningitis by distributing signs and symptoms materials and speaking to people about the disease and the charity.”

Adam Davie

In a bid to reach his £1,900 fundraising total, Adam will has also held a fun filled treasure hunt and quiz, and will be holding a number of further events including a charity wax at a local running club, clay pigeon shooting with a raffle and dinner, a bake-off and a fancy dress day . 

“Adam has already done a fantastic job with his fundraising and has some really great ideas in the pipe line."

“Support like this enables us to continue the lifesaving work we do. Without people like Adam, Meningitis Now would not exist, so I would like to say a huge thank you to Adam and all those who have supported him.”

Emily Millington, Events Manager

If you would like to sponsor Adam, please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/AdamDavie

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