09 June 2021

Well done Team Ticker and Team Vital Spark

Peter Mason set about putting a team together to take part in the Scannappeal Lands’ End to John O’Groats virtual challenge. Such was the support from his running group, Bearbrook Running Club, that he ended up with 19 runners and two teams.

Peter shares his story here “Just before Christmas 2020 I suffered a cardiac arrest in the community. I was fortunate in having with me two companions who were able to give CPR and summon help. I was admitted to Intensive Care, barely alive, but with the help of the hospital staff have made a virtually full recovery. As part of the recovery process I have received several scans and I wanted to help raise money for a more sophisticated scanner which will help save more lives in the future.”

With two teams ready to go, Team ticker and Team Vital Spark, started to record all mileage covered by foot from 1 May and within 10 days Team Ticker were in the lead having already covered 455 miles, Team Vital Spark were just behind on 363 miles. By 18 May Team Ticker had covered the full 874 miles to reach John O’Groats. Team Vital Spark arrived just 48 hours later. Together they have raised over £1,700 which will make a significant difference to our current Cardiac Appeal.

Donations can still be given in support of the team by visiting: Peter Mason’s Just Giving Page

We are now recruiting teams to take on the challenge in September. Could you beat Team Tickers 18 day triumph and be crowned Scannappeal winners?  Find more information here