Former student Stuart Marriott is well on his way to raising £500 for a children’s hospital after completing a 21-mile charity walk. Stuart is raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital where he was treated for the medical condition macrodactyly, which affects the growth of extremities, particularly finger and toes.
He had to undergo nine operations on one of his fingers by the time he was in Year 7, and so the charity walk is a way of expressing his thanks to the medical staff that treated him. He did a similar fund-raising effort about five years ago raising £431, so this time he wants to beat that total and is already up to around £450. He completed three seven-mile circuits of Pitsford reservoir near Northampton in around eight and a half hours.
Mr Marriott, who is studying for a degree at Nottingham Trent University and works during his holidays in the maths department at Brooke Weston, said: ‘ I would just like to say a big thank you to all those who sponsored me. The walk went well despite really struggling to complete it and also struggling to walk anywhere later that evening! If anyone else would like to sponsor me, it is not too late, just click on the link below.’