Ilkley resident and fundraiser, Andy Sharpe, has set himself a challenge of running a charity marathon, dressed as public services heroes, within the Government Covid-19 guidelines.
Andy is no stranger to running marathons in funny costumes and has raised thousands of pounds for charities over the years. He told Ilkley Chat:
‘After being inspired by our truly brilliant public services and so many fundraising activities recently across the UK, I have decided to create my own entertaining public services fancy dress marathon to show my support for the Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity.’
‘I‘ll be using the currently empty small contract car park space in Ilkley located next to my flat on Back Grove Road, the public services fancy dress marathon will be filmed live each morning on social media and split over four days from Thursday 23 April.’
To ensuring Andy sticks within the Government guidelines of exercise allowance, each day will consist of a 10.5k run dressed as public services hero. The costume for leg one was a fireman, but after a friend donated £200, Andy will now be dressed as a female nurse. Over the four days he will also be a doctor, army officer and policeman.
Andy added: ‘Any donations would be highly appreciated and provide vital support to the Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity during these difficult times.’
Andy is well on his way to achieving his target of raising £2,000, donations can be made via his Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-sharpe19
You can follow Andy daily from 10am between Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April via his Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/andy.sharpe.16