Rick Purcell, a 33 year old recruitment manager from Manchester is raising money for the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital to thank them for saving his cousin’s daughter – Gracie’s life and for nursing her back to full health.
He is aiming to raise £5,000 for the unit and to encourage people to support him, he has set himself the amazing challenge of completing a triathlon a month from May to September.
Rick complete his first event successfully in May – Wilmslow triathlon – raising £463 so far. He has still to undertake Buxton triathlon, Llandudno triathlon, Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, Erias Standard triathlon and finally, Scotland coast to coast in September to complete his mammoth challenge.
Rick has started an interesting and entertaining blog detailing his training progress, results from the events, pictures, and the inevitable injuries! If you would like to read/share Rick’s blog and encourage him by posting a comment you can view it by clicking on the following link:
If anyone would like to sponsor him can make a donation on his Just Giving page by clicking on the following link:
Good luck to Rick in his marathon challenge. His help is much appreciated by the neonatal unit and will benefit tiny babies and their families cared for by the unit in future.