#fundraiserfriday: Phillip’s 7 marathons for The Maypole Project

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The endurance of some of our fundraisers’ challenges never fail to amaze us, and 7 marathons in 48 hours is definitely up there! That’s exactly what today’s #fundraiserfriday star Phillip Price intends to do in September 2016.

Phillip’s story

“My story begins 6 years ago when I volunteered at one of the first activity days at The Maypole Project. The Project work with children and young people who have complex medical needs, life threating illnesses and disabilities. The project support the young people and their entire family through emotional support and activities. I had never worked with children with any type of illness, disability or complex medical need and after spending just one afternoon working with these children, I knew that The Maypole Project’s services needed to be supported as much as they could. Six years on, one trek up Kilimanjaro, several half marathons, marathons and ultra-marathons later, I have seen first hand how the power of running and taking part in challenges can change life for the better and can give these families opportunities they may not normally get.”

Phillip’s challenge

“In under a year, I will run 184 miles in 48 hours. This will push me to my limits both physically and mentally. It’s going to be the toughest thing I have ever trained for and it won’t be pretty. I know there will be times when it will all get too much, there will be tears and tantrums and there will be times I’ll want to quit. But with the reason Why I Run, to raise vital awareness and funds for this wonderful and inspiring charity who families refer to as “a life line for a life time“, I know I will do it.”

How you can help

You can support Phillip’s intense challenge via his Virgin Money Giving page, or if you want to support The Maypole Project yourself, you can set up a page and fundraise for them too.


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