A Busy Week For The Run With George Fundraising Campaign

George Mathias is an 11 year old lad from Eccleston who is raising money for Alder Hey Hospital.

His little brother James was born seven weeks premature, spent five days in a coma and was close to death. Thanks to the staff at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool, he made a full recovery.

George was so grateful, he wanted to find a way to help the hospital treat other children. His dad Richard told him if he came up with an idea, he’d help make it happen.

George decided to run a mile for every month James had been alive, thanks to the doctors and nurses at Alder Hey.

So far George has raised over £55,000 in sponsorship and from auctioning off signed t-shirts he has received from well-known supporters including John Bishop and Steven Gerrard. A specially-heated cot for premature babies in the Special Care Baby Unit has been purchased using some of the monies raised so far.

George has won a few awards along the way as way including Pride of St Helens and the prestigious Pride of Britain Awards.

George’s Dad, Richard said “George has re-set his target and is aiming to run the distance of a marathon for every year he has had James, so that’s 208 miles.”

“We’ve kicked off 2018 with some great runs with Dermot O’Leary, Michel Roux, Naga Munchetty and Sam Quek, and there are plenty more on the way.”

“We are also looking to do a run at Saints in the next few weeks so as many people as possible can join George on a run. He just wants to raise as much money as possible to say thank you to Alder Hey for his little brother”

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Mile 117

On Saturday 10th February, George completed his 117th mile, this time with Dermot O’Leary. The run took place in Primrose Hill, London.

 

 

 

Dermot O’leary nominated Davina McCall to run with George in the future.

 

Goals On Sunday

On Sunday 11th February, George had a great day in the Sky Sports studio for Goals on Sunday with his pals Ben Sheppard and Chris kamara, along with Brighton’s Glenn Murray.

 

 

 

Mile 118

On Monday 12th February, George completed his 118th mile, this time with legendary chef Michel Roux Jr. The run took place in Battersea Park, London.

 

 

Michel nominated Masterchef judge Monica Galetti to run with George in the future.

Mile 119

On Wednesday 14th February, George completed his 119th mile, this time with BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty. The run took place around Salford.

 

Naga nominated BBC 5 Live’s Rachel burden

 

Family time in London

It’s not all run, run, run.

 

Mile 120

On Friday 16th February, George completed his 120th mile, this time with gold medal Olympian Samantha Quek.

 

 

 

Samantha nominated footballer Michael Owen to run with George in the future.

 

 

What does 2018 hold?

There are some big plans for 2018, in the video below some of George’s running mates wish him all the best for the year ahead!

 

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