12 Marathons in 12 Months

Dedicated runner Greig Muir has set himself the mammoth challenge of covering the distance of 12 marathons in 12 months to raise vital funds for children in hospital.

Greig is tackling the tough 314 miles (506 kilometres) alongside his trusty companion Monty the Cocker Spaniel. The dedicated pair will be running 10 kilometres a week, every week of 2021 to complete the full distance. In just three months, Greig has already smashed his fundraising target, raising a phenomenal £1470 so far!

He was made aware of the work of ECHC when a 10-year-old family member was diagnosed with liver cancer and needed a transplant, resulting in a prolonged stay at the Sick Kids.

He says: "Unfortunately, there have been some complications with our young family member's liver transplant, and he is still in hospital. I know how much ECHC has supported him and his family during this hard time and I felt I wanted to do something to give back.

"ECHC has done amazing work throughout the toughest year imaginable. All charities have suffered this past year with a fall in donations due to the pandemic and I really want to do all that I can to assist this charity."

"The constant running will take its toll on my old legs. However, just knowing what some kids go through every day will keep me going."

- Greig

An enormous thank you to Greig and Monty for helping children, young people and families in hospital and we wish them the very best of luck with the rest of their challenge!

If you would like to take on a fundraising challenge for ECHC, click here to view all our different events coming up this year or email hello@echcharity.org and we can help to make your fundraising idea a reality!

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