Gemma’s running over the rainbow for the NHS
GB ace Gemma Steel is fundraising for the NHS as her way of supporting the amazing efforts shown by staff and volunteers. Her generous spirit also extends to supporting another initiative on behalf of the NHS - the Virtual Rainbow Home Run Challenge.
The Virtual Rainbow Home Run Challenge has four distances to choose from: the 5K Lockdown Loopy, the Garden Gallop 10K, Home Run Half Marathon and Against All Odds Marathon to raise funds for the NHS and essential services charities during the coronavirus outbreak. A member of Hermitage Harriers suggested the idea and requested help in bringing it to fruition and Andy Buck and Julie Raftery were happy to oblige. Hermitage Harriers have lent their support and they, Andy and Julie hope other clubs across the Midlands and further afield will enter on behalf of these very worthy causes.
Gemma had entered the Garden Gallop 10K but the distinctive jigsaw medals have proved to be too tempting! She is going to do all four and will make a contribution as well. She like many of us recognises and applauds the hard work and dedication shown by NHS staff and volunteers and anyone working on the front line against this virus.
She is keen for the Virtual Rainbow Home Run Challenge to succeed, saying: “I hope they raise good money for a worthy cause. It’s great to see the community spirit, and people being so generous during these trying times is amazing.”
Gemma set up her fundraiser on Saturday 18 April for NHS Charities with a target of £500. Every donation helps however small. For more information and how to donate, visit Gemma’s fundraiser for NHS Charities Together Facebook page.
Image courtesy of Gemma Steel