Anderson Going the Extra Myles for the NHS Cause

Players from across the Vanarama National League will embark on a “Moving with Myles for the NHS” challenge this afternoon.

At 3pm, participants from all fifth-tier clubs will run in an hour-long fundraiser, live on the @myles_for_the_nhs Instagram account.

Set-up by Hartlepool United’s Myles Anderson, Moving with Myles for the NHS has raised over £3000 for NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal- a campaign by NHS Charities Together.

The Pools defender has already carried out the challenge for seven consecutive days as part of an initial personal fundraising initiative.

With support from his club and teammates, the charity cause has been extended to the National League football family, coming together to raise much-needed money for a very worthy cause.

“I’m really looking forward to bringing everyone together at a difficult time for a lot of people”, said Anderson ahead of today’s event.

“The idea first came to me after noticing the way the coronavirus has had an impact on the people around me. I have family members who live on their own considered to be within the vulnerable bracket.

“I knew medically I couldn’t help, but one thing I can do is run. Running has been a way for me to help make a difference.

“It started with the plan to run for seven days, but it has grown with the inclusion of others and the use our Instagram account.

“My sister has joined me since the second day, then my former teammate Nicke Kabamba got involved on a live video. By the end of the week, we had family and friends participating!

“Hartlepool have been fantastic. The gaffer (Dave Challinor) even created an Instagram account just to support us.

“Our aim for the hour is to get a member from each Vanarama National League club on the live video.

“We’re putting our rivalries to one side and working as a team to raise money for the NHS.

“National League footballers are hard-working, humble guys. It is a great opportunity for the supporters to be proud of something we are creating together”.

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