A TENACIOUS houseparent and maths teacher at Bromsgrove School has run almost three consecutive marathons to raise funds for the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Matt Giles ran 68.37miles – 100 laps of the school’s sports pitches – in nine hours, 42 minutes and 20 seconds.
He was hoping to generate ‘a couple of hundred pounds’ for the NHS but he is now up to almost £2,000
He said: “Inspired by so many back garden marathons being completed in lockdown, I thought I’d have a go myself.
“The weather looked good for the following day and as a last minute thought I would set up a JustGiving page and offered a free takeaway for anyone who guessed the number of laps.
“Things soon evolved into a gruelling run and far exceeded my expectations of donations.”
He added he was amazed to see how generous people were and keen to support the NHS where staff were selflessly doing a great job for everyone.
“It is a privilege to be able to promote the opportunity to donate to such a worthy cause.
“A huge thank you to everyone who has donated.
“I’m now able to eat without guilt for a few days and hope our grounds staff don’t come after me about the new grooves worn around the school pitches.”
Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/matthew-giles4 to add to Matt’s funds.