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90TH BIRTHDAY: Grandfather from Bushey walks 400 laps to thank the NHS

 Published on: 10th September 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A grandfather marked 90th birthday in September by walking nearly 400 laps outside his house in Bushey Heath, raising more than £1,000 for the NHS.

George Morrison celebrated his birthday by walking hundreds of laps, whilst playing an invisible guitar to raise funds for the NHS.

He has personally been helped by Watford General Hospital and University College Hospital and wanted to thank those who have helped him.

From September 1 to September 10, George walked over 390 laps, inspired by the fundraising efforts of Captain Sir Tom Moore for Raise, West Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity and NHS Charities Together.

He said: “Thank you for your generous support. We’re all proud of our NHS: the staff work incredibly hard to support us. Your money will help them to continue to support us when we need them the most. Please help me to raise as much as possible for our wonderful NHS, they look after us so well. Let’s smash the target. Thanks a million.

“No birthday presents please: but if you insist a donation would be wonderful, thanks again.”

90-year-old George served in The British Army in the Royal Corps of Signals in his early career, and in recent years worked as a photographer up until the age of 88, selling his work at various venues including Portobello Road in London. He had a particular interest in photographing classic cars and wildlife. 

George updated supporters of his success during the challenge: “Thankfully, I’m managing to smash my walking target. I started walking 40 laps a day, I’m now doing 80 to 90 laps a day. 

“Spread the word: help me to help and thank the NHS for their great work. Many thanks to all those who’ve already donated. There’s still time to give, click the link below and donate today. Smashing! #90 #giving #gratitude.”

To donate to George’s fundraiser and help him reach his £1,500 target, head to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorgeMorris90

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