Hemel Hempstead boy completes 1,000 laps to raise money for the NHS

George has completed his fundraiser for the NHS

Monday, 18th May 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 2:41 pm

A five-year-old boy from Hemel Hempstead has completed his running fundraiser and raised over £1,000 for the NHS.

George Quigley, from Chaulden, was inspired by Captain Tom Moore, who raised over £33million for the NHS when he walked 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday last month.

George decided to run 1,000 laps of his back garden and raise money for NHS Charities Together, he started last month and was doing about 50 a day.

George completed 1,000 laps of his garden at the weekend

He has now completed his challenge and raised £1,366 for charity.

Lisa, George's mum, said: "George said he was shocked at how much money he has raised, his original target was £100, he is happy he did it and he feels proud of himself for doing it.

"We are really super proud of him, it is a positive memory that has come out of this terrible time, and we will never forget it."

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