A Marathon Challenge for Project Coordinator Harry Croome

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As part of our project logistics team, Harry Croome is used to managing long-distance shipments for Hemisphere’s customers. However, he will be taking on a very different type of distance challenge in October – running the London Marathon.

Harry will be running in aid of Anthony Nolan, which helps people with blood cancer by matching them with individuals willing to donate stem cells and bone marrow. The charity ensured Harry and his family could spend a few more years with his father Edward, who sadly passed away in February 2016.

Edward was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2010 but was given a second chance thanks to an unknown 19-year-old in the United States who happened to be a match and generously donated his stem cells through Anthony Nolan and its partners. As well as being able to spend longer with his family, the donation ensured Edward was fit and healthy enough to complete his own charity events, including the London to Paris bike ride.

Harry’s career path has also been heavily influenced by his father, who spent 30 years in shipping. Starting out at MSC, then known as Medite, Edward moved to Yorkshire where he served as managing director of Freight Agency (Harry’s previous employer) before falling ill. As a result, Harry continues to meet people within the industry who recognise his surname.

With the exception of a foot injury sustained when “accidentally” running 14 miles in a new pair of shoes, his training has been progressing well.

Harry has set up a JustGiving page where you can read more about his chosen charity and make a donation to help him reach his target of £2,000. We hope you’ll join us in wishing Harry the very best of luck!