“I set myself a rather ambitious target of £10,000, and was able to raise over £7000 with the support of generous donors.”
Nabil Akhtar took part in the 2013 London marathon in aid of poor cancer patients in Pakistan. He completed the 26.2 mile run in 4 hours and 34 minutes, raising £7,413. This is what he had to say about his motivations for the challenge.
“I’ve always been running for charities. Especially children’s charities. Being a father of 2 healthy young kids, when I see children suffering from cancer around the world, it really hurts me and compels me to help them in any way I can. I firmly believe that it is sheer chance that those kids are in the situation they are in and it could easily have been my kids in their place. So I consider it my duty – rather than a favour to do something to make their lives better.”
“Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) provided the ideal opportunity for me to fulfil this duty. Being a regular donor, it has always been a dream of mine to run and raise money for them. This year when I got a place in the London Marathon with no strings attached, my immediate reaction was to register myself to fundraise for IKCA. I set myself a rather ambitious target of £10,000, and was able to raise over £7000 with the support of generous donors.”Back to Our Stories