On the 23rd of April, our very own Barry Higgins participated in the London Marathon and raised over £1,000 for Macmillan, a charity that provides care and support for families going through difficult times.
After catching up with Barry following the event, he would like to express his gratitude towards everyone who supported him during his training and for all the generous donations.
Barry also shared his excitement about running down the Mall, which he described as one of his greatest running experiences ever. During the race, he had the opportunity to run with Babs’ Army | Alzheimer’s Research UK Tanya Franks (Actress Eastenders), Scott Mitchell (Barbara Windsor’s Husband), and Adam Woodyatt (Actor Eastenders).
Running a marathon is not an easy feat, and he faced some difficulties during the race. At miles 16 to 17, his right tibia became very painful, and he had to stop and stretch. However, he thought about all the comments and fantastic support from the crowds and his late mother in his thoughts, which motivated him to power through and finish the race strong with a time of 4:53:30.
His participation in the marathon was not just for personal achievement, but also for a greater cause. He saw firsthand the incredible work that Macmillan Teams do, and with the help of donations, they can continue to provide vital support to families in need. Barry’s mother passed away on 8th March, and he thanked his friends and colleagues for their support during this difficult time. Through his fundraising efforts, he hopes to make a difference in the lives of those who are going through similar situations.
The JustGiving page is still open for donations, and every contribution, no matter how small, can make a difference. Let’s show our support for Barry and this wonderful cause… https://www.justgiving.
Barry’s participation in the London Marathon not only showcased his endurance and determination but also his generosity and willingness to support a great cause. We can all learn from his example and make a difference in our communities by supporting charitable organisations that provide care and support to those in need.