Y12 Boy’s 84km Run for Movember
Thursday, 03 December 2020
Harry McDermott, a Y12 student at Bolton School Boys’ Division, has run an impressive 84km in November for the men’s charity, Movember.
Harry was raising funds in memory of his grandfather, Terence Crawford, who passed away earlier in the year following an 8 month battle with prostate cancer. He chose to support the Movember charity because all the money raised goes towards supporting men's health, suicide prevention and important research into the treatment of prostate and testicular cancer. He ran 84km – often in the evening through dark winter nights - to bring attention to the 84 men lost every week to suicide in the UK and, to date, he has raised a total of £865 with donations still coming in.
Reflecting on his fundraising, Harry said: “I would like to thank all my friends and family for their support. If you would like any further information regarding the Movember charity, it is available at www.movember.com.’
Harry is a keen sportsman, playing rugby in the first XV at Bolton School, for Bolton RUFC and at Westhoughton Lions ARLFC. He also swam competitively for Bolton Swimming Club and hopes to qualify as a swimming pool lifeguard later this month.
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