We wrote a feature earlier in the week, just after the London marathon and we congratulated two of our Banana Chatters. I sent a personal message to them both and Liam McHugh came back with the following:
I was actually very pleased with my marathon performance considering I’ve been struggling badly with heel problems for the past year or two.
On top of that I was in bed with vomiting and diarrhoea on the Thursday and Friday before the marathon. All I’d ate in two days was some tea and toast.
3hrs 34 mins was my time and I was very happy with that under some very difficult circumstances.
My total at present for this year’s marathon has just reached the £25,000 mark today and brings my overall total to around £230,000 which is very pleasing.
Next up now is to push on to try and get the life saving drugs out there to be made available to all Cystic Fibrosis sufferers in all of the UK. We’ve been waiting way too long, approaching four years which is just not good enough. People are dying because of this and we need these drugs ASAP.
As an aside I was looking at Facebook and there was a post from one of the volunteers at the marathon saying that she was trying to make contact with someone at the marathon whose daughter had just qualified as a doctor and who had raised amazing amounts of money. All the comments just said “It has to be Liam McHugh” and these were repeated multiple times.
What a reputation and what a legend. Liam has raised over a quarter of a million pounds and is focussed on getting life saving drugs to those with Cystic Fibrosis. We thought we should pass on the comments Liam made and remind you all of what he has achieved. We look forward to the next instalment in the Liam McHugh story.
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