IS IT a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s super runner Martin Carver who aims to complete his NHS fundraising run of 200km at the Princess of in Bromsgrove today, Saturday, May 30.
Martin, a fitness instructor and coach for vulnerable people at the Abbey Stadium in Redditch, has already smashed his original £900 target and is hoping for a few pounds more for the real super heroes of the coronavirus pandemic, NHS staff.
Dressed in his superhero costume, Martin, a 60-year-old former Non-commissioned Officer in the Parachute Regiment, will be running to the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove from Redditch with an expected arrival time of 2pm.
He’ll then run back down the Stourbridge Road to Bromsgrove town centre to be greeted by family and friends at the Housman Statue at 3pm.
Throughout his gruelling runs in superhero costumes with NHS Logos, Martin has been applauded by members of the public and has so far raised more than £2,000.
On the way he’s visited the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Worcestershire Royal Hospital and has been supported by Worcestershire Freemasons who have raised another £1,000 for the cause.
Last Tuesday, May 26 he received a tumultuous welcome by more than 50 doctors, nurses and other NHS staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, before running through the city centre and finishing at Heartlands Hospital later that day. https://www.facebook.com/qehbcharity/
All this while continuing the voluntarily online training sessions for his senior citizen clients and those who suffer from cancer, strokes, and other debilitating illnesses.
“A really big thank you to all those who have donated to the NHS and a special thank you to all the press and media who have supported me throughout,” he said.
“It’s been a gruelling series of runs especially in the hot weather, but at the end of the day it’s all about supporting all the real heroes in the NHS and those in the care sector.”
To give Martin’s fund one last big boost visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Martin-carver