— Ashley Grote (@Ashleyjgrote) April 23, 2018
We were delighted to sponsor a rather unusual entrant to the London Marathon 2018.
Ashley Grote – Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral – took the bold step of running 26 miles dressed as Bernard the Bear, and raised almost £20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital in the process. Ashley’s daughter had received some remarkable treatment under the care of the world-famous international children’s hospital, and we are delighted that Emily is thriving. As for Bernard the Bear, we are unsure whether he might take a rest next year after his superhuman effort.