A Streatham charity worker has announced plans to run 1600 miles within the space of a year to raise vital funds and awareness for British Home and people living with neuro-disability as the charity turns 160 this year.
Keith Crowhurst, who has been the Director of Care at British Home for six years, has selected this distance and quantity of races not only to reflect the 160-year milestone but also to highlight the one in six people in the UK affected by a neuro-disability.
Kicking off in June 2021, Crowhurst will be tackling six races across various locations in the UK, including Sussex, Sheffield, Inverness and London. In between these, he will cover the additional distance independently, generating the remainder of the 1600 miles through solo training with the aim to hit the target by July 2022.
Keith Crowhurst said:
“Millions of people in the UK are affected by neuro-disabilities, many of whom I’ve seen given the best care, therapy, support and hope by our amazing team at British Home. I’m delighted that my love of running can be used to raise awareness and funds for this cause and can’t wait to share updates on my progress and milestones with everyone who is supporting me and the Home.”
This year is a big year for the British Home as it launches a major fundraising campaign, including the inclusive, social media Ice Cube Challenge. All donations will go towards the Home’s target of over £500,000 for a number of developments, including a new High Dependency Unit which will help with the rehabilitation of many more people with neuro-disabilities over the next 160 years.