- Date published: 21 Jun 2018 by Anna Johnson
Florrie Maxwell uses her 6 World Marathon Major places to fundraise £2608 to support seriously ill children and their families.
Florrie Maxwell completed this incredible challenge in eight months, completing a marathon in Berlin, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Boston and London, running a total of 157.2 miles, as well as facing a variety of weather conditions from torrential rain and strong winds in Boston to the hottest London Marathon on record!
Each run bought along a multitude of challenges, a tough hilly run and numerous long bridges without any cheering support from the public in New York presented a challenge, but the reason to run encouraged Florrie through the tougher miles.
“I managed to see a rainbow through all of the skyscrapers which reminded me why I was running.”
Inspired by a 10 year old friend who sadly became seriously ill with cancer, Florrie was inspired to help families and children in similar positions. Overall she raised an outstanding £5038, split between Rainbow Trust and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Florrie’s fundraising will enable Rainbow Trust to provide 113 hours of practical and emotional support to a family caring for a terminally ill child, helping them make the most of precious time.
“It’s wonderful to have picked a charity who are so appreciative and I’m so happy that I was able to support you, thank you so much again for taking such an interest in my journey.”
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