Fundraiser of the Month
Fundraiser of the month for November 2014 is Adrian Longhi.
Adrian and his partner Amy got involved in fundraising for Allergy UK back in 2013. Both of their children have severe food allergies. Their daughter is allergic to nuts, egg, milk, dairy and yellow split peas and their son to nuts, eggs, milk, dairy, soya and sesame.
Adrian explains “When our daughter was 10 months old we gave her some bottle baby milk, she reacted quickly to it and was very sick. We spent 10 hours at our local A and E with a limp, grey little girl. We went on to find out that she had an allergic reaction to the milk and after more tests found there were more allergies. When our son was born we were told the likelihood of him having allergies was high and when we had him tested found out he did have allergies”.
In 2013 Adrian’s partner, Amy did a bike ride for Allergy UK. Adrian explains “I wanted to do something as well, but my rosters didn't seem to coincide with the events that were on, until the Great South Run this year, which was great!”
Adrian joined 6 other Allergy UK runners in The Great South Run 10 miler on the 26th October 2014, raising over £456 in aid of Allergy UK.
Adrian’s amazing support to Allergy UK doesn’t stop there and he states “I hope to do more for Allergy UK, the idea of a sky dive sounds good (maybe I can convince Amy to do that instead!) I would also love to do the Great South Run or a bike ride next year to raise more money and awareness for Allergy UK”.
Our Fundraising Manager Julia says “Adrian should be very proud taking on such a great challenge and raising a significant amount for such a great cause, I look forward to supporting him with his next challenge event!”
Support Adrian by making a donation to his Just Giving page here.