Young brother and sister run daily for 26 days and raise £1,177 for Marie Curie

Thirteen year old Felix Thomas and his sister Tallulah, age nine, from Woolton ran daily for 26 days up until 3rd June to complete a marathon in their garden and raised £1,177 (over double their original target) for end of life charity Marie Curie.

Felix, a pupil at Calderstones School and Tallulah, a pupil at Belvedere Prep have been running every day in their garden since 9th May. Their Mum Nova Thomas said:

“They chose Marie Curie as their Woolton Hospice is close to us and Tallulah’s school also did a fundraising event for Marie Curie last year. We know what an amazing job all the Marie Curie nurses and staff do and appreciate that this is a difficult time for so many charities, so both Felix and Tallulah wanted to do their bit to help.”

Tallulah said :

“‘I didn’t want the couch to get the better of me while I’ve been off school, so decided to do a great challenge to raise money for Marie Curie”.

Felix said:

“In these challenging times I wanted to do something to help other people, I know I am only one person, but I hope it inspires others”.

Marie Curie Community Fundraiser Ruth Todd said:

“We’re so thrilled to have the support of Felix and Tallulah during lockdown, they did brilliantly and more than doubled their original target! Their decision to support Marie Curie will make a difference – helping our doctors and nurses care for more people living with terminal illness. At this time of national emergency, when the NHS is being put under extreme strain, our crucial hospice services are needed more than ever. Unlike other charities that primarily give grants, Marie Curie can’t just turn off the taps until the situation improves. We are committed to our NHS partners that we will be there to deliver care, and we’ve got to continue to be there during these difficult times. This simply wouldn’t be possible without supporters like Felix and Tallulah.

“Our Marie Curie Nurses, doctors and hospice staff are on the frontline, caring for dying people and their loved ones, both with and without coronavirus. The Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool needs to raise £5.2 million every year to continue to run these essential frontline services, yet our ability to generate this money has been seriously compromised by the Coronavirus crisis.

Please support us by donating online at www.marie.curie.org.uk/emergency”

You can support Marie Curie by donating online at www.marie.curie.org.uk/emergency

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