Ali Kerr, Owner of Easton Grange Wedding Venue, 47, from Woodbridge, raised £17,557 for EACH by running a 100-mile ultra-marathon in just two days.
Ali completed the challenge at lunchtime on Wednesday, 3rd June. He started at 8am the previous day and completed his challenge in a time of 29 hours and 24 minutes, smashing his £10,000 target.
Ali ran the first 1.37-mile (2.2km) lap with his excited children, before completing the next 73 laps by himself, with the exception of a few friends joining the odd lap along the way.
We need to raise £5,600 to run just one of our three hospices – in Milton, near Cambridge, at The Nook, near Norwich, and at The Treehouse, in Ipswich – for 24 hours, Ali, who has more than tripled that, is today (Thursday, 30th July) paying for a day of care and support across all three.
He said: “I’m so pleased to have been able to help EACH and the many children and families they support through what has been a very tough period, and at the same time to have helped raise awareness of their emergency appeal, none of which would have been possible without the staggering support and generosity of all those people who donated.”
Jo White, EACH Suffolk Community Fundraiser, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Ali taking on such a mammoth challenge. To run 100 miles non-stop for EACH is an incredible effort on his part. The money raised will be enough to fund each one of our hospices for a full 24 hours. This is much-needed and welcome funding, especially during such an uncertain time.”