- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:43
A Marie Curie* supporter is undertaking a gruelling fundraising challenge in which he will run 10K a day dressed as Buddy the Elf. Pete Nicholson, 30, a web developer from Glossop, will be running from 18 November to 18 December, a total of over 500k (311 miles). Pete hopes to raise £1000 which will help Marie Curie provide care and support for more people living with terminal illness and their families. “I’ve never really done any fundraising as a solo effort and so I felt that it was about time I did something about it. Marie Curie is not only close to my heart, but also to several friends and family members – it’s a pleasure to contribute to such a great cause.” Donate to Pete's appeal here.
“As for dressing as Buddy the Elf for 30 days, well that’s just me! I thought it was a great way at this time of year to grab some attention and hopefully raise more for the cause.”
Released in 2007, the movie Elf is about one of Santa's elves who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes. Pete hopes that his challenge will bring similar cheer to people across the UK.
Marie Curie community fundraiser, Laura Read said:
“We love the idea of Pete’s challenge and wish him the best of luck. It’s great to see people thinking creatively about ways to raise money for Marie Curie and we’re sure that it will bring smiles to many people’s faces as well as making a real difference for those living with terminal illness.”