Run For Heroes Raises £1m for NHS Workers

The Run For Heroes campaign, which challenges people to run 5k and donate £5, has broken the £1m barrier and continues to raise money for NHS workers currently battling COVID-19.

To take part, you simply need to go out for a run on your daily exercise. Then you can tag a few friends in social media (5 sounds about right doesn’t it?) and challenge them to do the same. That’s £30 raised for charity and everyone’s got some nice healthy exercise. Win-win.

“During these uncertain times, like many, we wanted to find a positive way to help the fight against COVID-19. When we were out running during our daily exercise allocation, we realised how many others were doing the same, ” say Olivia, India and Alice – the brains behind the operation – on the website.

“So we thought – Could we donate our one hour of daily exercise to the NHS staff who are working tirelessly to protect us? If we’re all exercising anyway, let’s do it for a fantastic cause. Let’s do it for our NHS heroes. Let’s help them help us.”

NHS staff are currently working around the clock to deal with the steady stream of patients due to Coronavirus, but with lockdown measures in place for three weeks, the British public are hopeful that their actions will help flatten the curve and ease the pressure on the NHS.

Are you going to take part? Tag us in your post-run pic and we’ll be sure to share it.