Publish date: 12 May 2023
Ian Lynch took on the London Marathon to fundraise for the Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal department at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals.
Ian, who this year turned 50-years-old, took part in the London Marathon on Sunday 23 April, raising over £2300 for Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals. Ian gained a place in the London Marathon after 8 years in the ballot system in 2020. Unable to take part in the 2020 Marathon due to Covid lockdowns, Ian deferred his place to the 2023 Marathon.
Ian was determined to raise funds for Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals Charity (WHH Charity) for two reasons.
Twenty-one years ago, Ian and his wife were looked after by staff at Warrington hospital when their second born daughter, Becky, was stillborn.
More recently, a friend and colleague of Ian’s passed away suddenly after a brief and unexpected period of illness. Ian wanted to raise funds in memory of his friend and the family requested that any donations be put towards the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Warrington Hospital.
All money raised by Ian has been donated to WHH Charity, which raises funds to provide additional comforts, care or experiences for the direct benefit of patients and their families beyond that which the NHS is able to provide.
Ian Lynch, said: “We’ve never forgotten the amazing support we received by all the staff, helping us through an extremely difficult period in our lives.
“The run itself was an unforgettable, emotional and amazing experience with constant support from the crowds in London from start to finish.
“Without the support from all my sponsors and family (particularly my wife Tracey), I would not have been able to complete the challenge. I cannot thank all of them enough as it was thoughts of their support for the charities that drove me on.”
Ian Lynch completed the London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2023, and raised over £2300 in support of the ICU and Neonatal department at Warrington Hospital.
For more information about the WHH Charity, please visit whhcharity.org.uk
If you would like to help or make a donation to staff or patients, please call the fundraising team on 01925 662 666 to arrange or email WHH