London's Royal College of Music Head of Strings, violinist Mark Messenger, has this week announced he will run a 26 mile marathon - to raise much needed money and awareness for the 'Royal College of Music COVID-19 Hardship Fund'.
Commencing May 7th, the teacher will run for one hour per day, in accordance with England's government lockdown rules, with the aim of completing the the marathon within four days.
All funds raised from the efforts will go directly to Royal College of Music students who are facing financial troubles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"It is two years since I have run a marathon, and I am excited to be on the road again for such a great cause that will benefit us all and make such a difference to some very special people ..." Mark has this week said.
"Most student's income has now ceased abruptly and they are faced with the dire consequences of their change in circumstances ... for some, without intervention and support, inevitably they will be unable to continue with their studies ... I urge you in the strongest possible terms to sponsor me and support them," he has said.
If you would like to sponsor Mark's campaign, you can pledge now at: https://bit.ly/3djUxOx