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14 Feb 2019

Alumnus aims to raise £2,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Josh Selway is preparing for his first London Marathon as he hopes to raise £2,000 in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The hospital contains the largest range of specialist health services for children in the UK, admitting around 600 children and young people every day. Charitable donations form a large part of its funding, with several runners taking part in the Marathon each year on behalf of the hospital.

Josh, who graduated in 2017 with a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering, is running for ‘Team GOSH’ after it saved his brother, Daniel, in 1988. Daniel, who is six years older than Josh, was born with Down’s Syndrome and a hole in the heart.

Aged just eight months, the hospital performed a heart repair, with just a 50% chance of success. Fortunately, the operation went well, with the hospital’s charity providing on-site accommodation for Josh and Daniel’s parents for six weeks whilst Daniel was in an induced coma.

Now in his early 30s, Daniel is involved in a range of local community projects, enjoying catering, crafts and music.

Josh, who also played for the University’s Football First Team whilst at Loughborough, has raised almost £500 so far. The Marathon takes place on Sunday, 28 April.

You can find out more about Josh’s story online.

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