8th March 2021 — In the latest lockdown, Bolton School Boys' Division Year 7 pupil Harry Iddon set himself the task of walking and running 50 miles in February for Maggie's in Manchester (part of The Christie Hospital).
Harry was inspired by Old Boy Lewis Daly’s assembly, in which he told the boys about his 24 hour row-a-thon in aid of Bolton Hospice during the previous lockdown.
After initially hoping to raise £250, Harry was overwhelmed by the support and generosity of his friends and family, as donations flooded in from as far afield as Canada, the USA, Oman and Australia.
By 28th February, Harry had raised just over £2,000.
"It’s been a brilliant way to keep Harry fit whilst raising so much money for a fantastic charity who has been hit really hard during the ongoing pandemic,"said Harry’s mum, Kate Iddon, who has used Maggie’s facilities in the past when receiving treatment for breast cancer.
Harry racked up his daily miles via lunchtime walks with his Mum and weekend runs with his Dad and was out in the rain, snow and glorious February sunshine.
Maggie’s offers free support to cancer patients and their families through its centres across the UK.