Run With George – August

George Mathias is an 11 year old from Eccleston who is raising money for Alder Hey Hospital. The Hospital saved his younger brother James’ life after he went into a coma shortly after being born prematurely.

George decided to run a mile for each month that he has spent with six-year-old James. And this became the Run With George campaign which has so far raised tens of thousands of pounds for the hospital.

2nd August – Mad Runners

George ran with the Mad Runners at the Totally Wicked Stadium to complete mile number 75.

George said “Thanks very much to The Mad Runners for inviting me to run with them, and thanks so much for your raffle which raised £190 which is fantastic.”

“If anyone in St Helens is looking for a place to inspire them to get fit, this is the place! Everyone is so nice. I’ve already been back”


16th August – Shortlisted For Regional Award

George has been shortlisted for an Award at the North West Charity Awards in the Young Charity Ambassador of the Year category. Read more =>

17th august – Ran with Ben Shepherd, Rochelle Humes, Chris Kamara

George said “Thanks to the awesome Ben Shephard, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes for joining me on the run. They were all so lovely to us, showing us round the set of Ninja Warrior and letting us drink all the lucozade in their dressing room”

“The Ninja Warrior course is amazing. It’s HUGE!”

“I completed my 3rd marathon today. That’s 78 miles done. Thanks everyone for your support.”


25th August – Ran with Will Greenwood

George said “My 79th mile today with Rugby Union World Cup Winner Will Greenwood and his lovely family. Definitely the tallest person I have run with!”

“The whole family joined in and they were all super fast, especially his little boy Rocco”
But was he faster than Ben Shephard in the 10 question challenge. Watch the video to find out”
“Thanks everyone for your support, it means the world. Over £35,000 raised now!”


31st August – Ran with Dan Walker

George said “Great run today with Dan Walker at the BBC and we met Mike Bushell doing his live broadcast for BBC Sport. He’s been nominated to run next. Amazing to be there on transfer deadline day”




An auction took place of various celebrity / signed items as follows.

The items up for grabs were
A signed personal shirt from Steven Gerrard given to him to mark his 601st game with Liverpool;
a signed and framed Manchester City shirt signed by Ilkay Gundogan;
a signed and framed match shirt donated and signed by Georginio Wijlandum from Liverpool;
a signed and framed picture of Jamie Carragher;
a framed picture of The Simpsons to commemorate the show’s 300th episode, signed by the voice actors for Homer, Marge, Lisa and Bart as well as the founder of The Simpsons, Matt Groening;
a signed framed picture of Kenny Dalglish.

The auction raised £2,010!


6th September – George Shortlisted For Award

Not August I know but I heard about this one as I was putting this article together and it was too good to leave out.

George has been shortlisted in the ECHO Awards 2017 in the Merseyrail Young Personality category. Read more =>

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