Amy Hughes on why she chose MyDonate for her record-breaking 53 marathons challenge
This summer Amy Hughes, a 26-year old sports therapist from Shropshire, hit the road and made national headlines for her 53 marathons in 53 days challenge.
Amy’s superhuman efforts raised an astonishing £36,000 for The Isabelle Lottie Foundation – a Shropshire-based charity that raises awareness of brain tumours in children and young adults. It also supports patients and their families following the diagnosis of a brain tumour.
We caught up with Amy to congratulate her efforts as a runner and top ten MyDonate fundraiser - and to get her advice.
Here’s Amy’s key piece of advice for like-minded fundraisers: “Having completed this event, my biggest piece of advice to other fundraiser would be – be prepared. I thought I prepared pretty well but still could have done more. For example, I was still organising some of my fundraising while out on the road.”
Every penny of every mile goes to charity
For Amy, it was important that she raised as much money as possible for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation. Because MyDonate doesn’t charge, every single mile of every one of her marathons counted.
She said: “MyDonate worked really well for me. The site is easy to use and the fact that all the money donated goes to the Isabelle Lottie Foundation is brilliant. Raising as much as I could was what it’s all been about.”