James joins Southend Airport staff for NHS runway fundraiser

On Friday (29th May), James joined staff from London Southend Airport to take part in their runway fundraiser for NHS charities.

Around 40 members of the airport volunteered to run or cycle the length of the runway aiming to achieve a total of 290 kilometres, approximately the distance to Amsterdam.

James ran three laps of the runway – totalling just under 10km, with the collective total exceeding the target and achieving over 475 kilometres – the distance to Paris!

So far, staff have managed to raise more than £6,000, which will go to NHS charities.

James said:

“I’m a regular runner and have covered many miles around our town over the years, but completing three laps of the runway at London Southend Airport is definitely a first. This fundraiser has been a unique experience for a fantastic cause, and I would like to congratulate everyone at London Southend Airport who took part and made this event a success, raising thousands for NHS charities.” 

Those wishing to donate can do so by visiting Southend Airport's Justgiving page