Hospital worker’s 24 hour walk for Covid-19 memorial
A hospital worker is set to undertake a solo 24 hour walk to raise funds for a memorial to those who have died of Covid-19.
Murray Buxton, who is a Domestic Team Leader for Serco at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), will begin his fundraising challenge at midday on Thursday 16 July.
The 64-year-old, from Norwich, who will be walking laps around NNUH for 24 hours, said he wanted to do the walk alone in memory of those who have died across Norfolk with Covid-19.
“I was watching the news and hearing the stories of the people who were losing their lives and their loved ones not being with them in their final moments. I thought it would be more poignant to do it alone as most of them have been alone. I thought it would be fitting for families to have somewhere to go to reflect,” he said.
Murray, who can walk up to 13 miles a day during his day-to-day duties, will be taking on the fundraising challenge on his days off from work.
He added: “I thought a 24 hour walk is a challenge and I am looking forward to it. I’m really pleased that I’ve already raised more than £500. I do ten hours a day on my feet and walk the dog before and after work, but I think I may start to struggle at 16 hours! My colleagues at Serco have planned a hydration station and first aid if needed.”
To support Murray’s fundraising effort, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/murray24hourwalk