February has come around quickly and we are back with our second Hero of the Month for 2019. Each month we celebrate the weird and wonderful, from people who are key fundraisers in their community, to people with the coolest jobs. People that go outside the norm, swim against the shoal if you will, and do something fun or extraordinary.
This month, we feature John Hammond, serial marathon runner and big time fundraiser from the Wirral. We came across John on Twitter when we saw that he was training for a John O Groats to Lands End run. He’s aiming to raise £10,000 for five charities. After some further digging, we realised this isn’t the first, (and certainly doesn’t seem to be the last) crazy run he’s done in the name of raising money.
John after finishing the Marathon Des Sables in 2018
John started fundraising when he began running in the London marathons but soon decided to raise money for charity more frequently. He has raised over £100,000 for various charities over the past 6/7 years. We loved his story and it was his dedication and determination that gained him our Hero of the Month status. Congratulations John!