Darryl Rayment celebrated his 49th birthday by running 49km in his back garden - for a charity close to his heart.
On Saturday Darryl completed a staggering 756 laps of his Grange Park garden in 9 hours and 24 minutes - a full 30.4 miles under lockdown complaint conditions!
He has so far raised £450 for the Lily Foundation - motivated to support children like Hope, the daughter of a friend who lives with a Mitochondrial Disease
Hope Olivia was diagnosed with 'catastrophic brain damage' at 21 weeks into pregnancy. It wasn't until she was 3 years old she was diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease.
Hope has Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency. Her metabolism doesn't work like it's supposed to and she struggles to make energy - energy is required not just for activity, but for growth and cell growth and renewal. Without this, damage is caused to organs (her brain) and systems in the body don't function as they should.
There is no cure for mitochondrial disease, and currently, there's not any research into Hope's condition in the UK.
The money raised by Darryl’s fundraising bid will be sent directly to the Lily Foundation in Hope’s name, to help in the fight against Mitochondrial Disease.
To find out more and donate to Darryl's charity event click on this link to his Go Fund Me page