A Wallington man has set himself the challenge to run 1000 miles to fundraise for the NHS.

keiran Harris, 28, has decided to run 100 miles a week for 10-weeks after being inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Today marks a year since the UK went into its first lockdown, with many Londoners taking time to reflect on an emotional year.

During the past 12-months, the NHS has supported both Kieran's mother and partner through coronavirus which is one of the many reasons he launched the fundraiser.

The 28-year-old started his challenge on February 2 and has just four weeks left to complete his fundraising goal.



Speaking to Sutton Guardian about his fundraiser, Keiran said: "The reason I wanted to start fundraising was to give something back to our fantastic NHS, who have endured such a difficult time through this pandemic in which they have sacrificed so much.

"I couldn’t even begin to imagine how physically and mentally demanding this year has been on each person within the health service.

"They truly deserve all the praise in the world for their superhuman efforts."

He added: "Like many others with this most recent lockdown, I found myself on furlough with a lot of time on my hands, seeing the incredible fundraising efforts from the likes of Captain Sir Tom Moore highlighted to me that will can all make a difference no matter how big or small.

"Then the idea of running 1000 miles for £1000 pounds came to me and it just took off from there and I’ve not looked back since."

Donations reached £650 at the time of publishing.

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