Harrison’s 22nd Mile to support Alder Hey
We would like to send a huge thank you to everyone involved with Harrison’s 22nd Mile, who will taking part in a 22-mile run on the 25th May 2024, in memory of Harrison Bretherton, who tragically passed away in September.
Harrison, who was 21 when he passed away, was involved in a car accident on 14th September this year, which left him with catastrophic injuries that he was unable to recover from. He is survived by his loving family, girlfriend and friends, who are committed to honouring his memory with Harrison’s 22nd Mile.
The family have decided to use the event to benefit two charities, one being The Fire Fighter’s Charity, who worked tirelessly to rescue Harrison from the wreckage, and the other being Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
We are honoured to have been chosen to benefit from this inspirational event, as Harrison’s older brother Trafford told us about their family’s close connection to Alder Hey.
Trafford said: “In March 2002 when Harrison was only three weeks old, he was admitted to Alder Hey after he stopped breathing while at home. Harrison would spend the next ten days fighting for his life on a ventilator.
Harrison was only given a 40% chance of survival. However, thanks to the tireless efforts from all the doctors, nurses and all other staff Harrison made a full miracle recovery. This enabled us all to enjoy 21 of the most wonderful years with Harrison. For that reason, we will forever be thankful to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.”
The challenge has already exceeded everyone’s expectations, as Harrison explained that they would have been overjoyed to reach £500 in donations by the end of the first week of fundraising, but have instead already raised a whopping £7286, with seven months still to go!
We are in awe of the strength and determination of Harrison’s friends and family to be honouring his legacy in this way, and we wish them well in their inspirational efforts with Harrison’s 22nd Mile.
If you would like to support Harrison’s 22nd Mile, head over to their fundraising page where you can play your part in their inspirational event: https://www.givewheel.com/fundraising/1888/harrisons-22nd-mile/