Alumnus Simeon P. ’12 ran the London Marathon on April 26, 2015 in just 3 hours and 32 minutes. He also raised money for the charity EMERGENCY. Simeon chose to support this charity as it offers free of charge and high quality health care to war and poverty victims. “After watching a fairly distressing documentary about one of EMERGENCY’s free surgical centres in Lashkar Gar, Afghanistan,” he shares, “I was taken back by the amazing work that the surgeons do there amid limited resources and a growing need for the high quality healthcare that they provide.”
This isn’t Simeon’s first charity event. At the age of 10 he cycled over the Pragel Pass in the Swiss Alps to raise money for the Tearfund charity. Since then he has ran three half marathons in addition to doing more charity work. This was his first full marathon and just one of the challenges he’s completing to raise money for EMERGENCY. Other challenges have included going vegan for a week, reenacting movie scenes and performing the All Blacks Haka for his friends.
Great run, Simeon!