Two siblings from Devon have raised an incredible £4000 for the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust after the department saved their step-father’s life.
Harrison and Arianna Folland decided to run the Brighton Marathon after their step father, Tom Lander, spent just under a week in the Intensive Care Unit after suffering from inflammation on the brain in March 2018.
Harrison and Arianna had already planned to run the Brighton Marathon on 15th April and, after seeing the hard work of the team in the ICU, felt that it would be a perfect opportunity to raise money for the department as a thank you for saving Tom’s life.
Harrison Folland said: “When we saw how hard staff worked and how much they did for Tom, Arianna and I thought that it would be great to give something back to them after all they did for us. We decided to run the Brighton Marathon and felt that it was the perfect opportunity for us to raise some money for the department to show our thanks.”
Julie Purday, Senior Nurse for ICU Recovery, said: “All the ICU staff would like to thank Harrison and Arianna for the hard work and effort needed to raise £4,000 by running the Brighton Marathon for the Intensive Care Trust Fund.The money will be used for the benefit of the intensive care patients, relatives and staff and is greatly appreciated.”