Running twenty six miles each weekend for a year is not an easy job. Still, fifty two year old Alton’s Nigel Bird is doing just that to collect £ 20000 for NSPCC. The amount would be used to teach kids regarding the charity.
Nigel stated that the discovery of a friend’s childhood abuse, along with his very own experiences, spurred him to do something to serve kids just as he has. Mainly now that NSPCC has rolled out their pioneering new ChildLine Schools Service that targets to educate kids regarding abuse before this begins and reveal them how to get help if they require it.
He added that if this service could offer vulnerable children a way out of abuse; then each mile is worth it. These services were not available to him and he think this is quite vital that they are handed as much support as possible. If Nigel is taking part in fifty two marathons to raise awareness and offers other people the bonus assume their own challenges, then the sky is the limit.
Nigel Bird told that he would never run a marathon before this challenge but he has finished other challenges like Three Peaks and Southdowns Way in a Day. He had not appreciated how far a marathon is and the effect on his feet till he started training for this.
Meanwhile the students of high school have promoted their dance marathon along with pep rallies as well as during the basketball halftime shows.