Anna Jarvis is running the 24 mile distance between her home, King's College Hospital, and the Royal Marsden Hospital, determined to show her gratitude to the two hospitals that have been caring for her little hero, Harry.


Anna and her son, Harry

2-year-old Harry has endured a lot in his short life.  

 

Diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2019 at just 9 months old, Harry has undergone 8 surgeries, weekly chemotherapy sessions, and has spent over 130 nights in hospital in the last year alone.

 

"The tumour and ongoing treatment have had a big impact on Harry," says Anna.

 

"But he always has a smile on his face for us and never complains about anything he is going through."



Anna is so thankful for the care King's showed to her "cheeky chappy Harry", she decided to fundraise through the Kilometres for King's challenge.  

 

So far, more than 350 people have taken part in the Kilometres for King’s challenge and walked, cycled, climbed, and even three-legged raced in support of our hospitals. 

 

Anna set her Kilometres for King's running challenge at a whopping 24 miles.

 

"I’m hoping to raise as much money as possible," says Anna. 

 

"King's has truly become a home away from home and Harry adores the team there."



Anna took just three days to surpass her original fundraising target.  She's now raised over £7,000 with the aim to split the money between King's, Royal Marsden Hospital, and Brain Tumour Charity.

 

Her epic running route begins at her home, on to Royal Marsden, on to King's College Hospital, and then all the way home again. Anna's husband, James, will join her for one leg of the challenge, and little Harry will be cheering from the sidelines. 

 

"We are so grateful to the teams at King's and Royal Marsden for the incredible care Harry has received!"