Simon’s Great North Run

PushON | August 27th 2015

On Sunday 13th September our very own MD Simon Wharton is taking part in the Morrisons Great North Run in support of FOP Friends.

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This particular challenge will really see Simon pushed to his limits. Having never run a half marathon before, and currently recovering from an injury, pain and suffering are definitely words that spring to mind! Starting in Newcastle Upon Tyne the gruelling 13.1 mile route, hills included, will see Simon crawling over the finish line in South Shields.

Why all the pain and suffering?

IMG_7140 (2)This year PushON are supporting FOP Friends as their Charity of the Year. FOP or Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva is a condition where tissue progressively turns into bone. As you can imagine this rare condition is extremely unpleasant and affects 1 in 2 million people worldwide.

There are currently 40 known cases in the UK, 1 of those being 7 year old Oliver who we’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Oliver may look like a normal child but he was diagnosed with FOP aged 1. Since then any trauma such as a knock, bump or fall could trigger FOP.

No pain, no gain

100% of the money raised by PushON will be donated directly to FOP Friends and help fund research into finding a cure. Have you ever wanted to see Simon Wharton suffer? If yes, then this really is your perfect opportunity! Please dig deep and help him raise his £1,000 target.

Come on Simon, we know you can do it!

Support Simon on his Virgin Money Giving page.