Limavady dad Kris Mayell attempted to run 100 miles in just 24 hours outside his home in hopes of raising money for those who cared for his son Noah.
The run was done in the hopes of receiving donations in Noah’s name for the Helping Hands Charity. The charity raises money for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, where donations allow the hospital to provide specialist equipment and care for its patients.
This cause is near and dear to Kris’s heart. At birth his son Noah who is now six years old was diagnosed with Dandy-Walker Malformation in the brain.
Kris was able to raise £4000 on this run with thanks to his supporters, who created the hashtag “our wee Noah” to get the word out there. Kris says this created a “great sense of community”.
The money was graciously accepted by the Helping Hands charity. Kris hopes that this money can “Get Noah’s name out there and allow Noah to help his wee mates”.
Kris completed 80 out of the 100 miles due to a knee injury in 2020. He is now making a return to complete the whole 100 which he hopes will raise even more money. The run will take place just before Noah’s birthday in March 2023.
Previously Kris did various street collections and fundraisers for Helping Hands which has “progressed the older Noah got”, to him this charity work is a “welcome distraction”.
Through these fundraisers “Noah is able to inspire family, friends and schools, by showing them how amazing and strong he is whilst raising awareness for the Helping Hands charity”.
Overall, Kris has raised £25000 for Helping Hands charity and has no plans on stopping. If you wish to donate to Helping Hands Charity to fund the purchase of medical equipment for children just like little Noah all details are available at Helping Hand RBHSC | Helping Hand RBHSC.