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Introducing Team Kerr

NIKPA would love to introduce Team Kerr who are running the London Marathon again for NIKPA this year, if you are not familiar with this amazing family, read their wonderful story below👇.
Aaron was born in chronic renal failure in 1997 and had his kidney transplant in 2010 at the age of 13.
Due to Aaron’s complex needs dialysis wasn’t a great option for him, so when the time for transplantation came around both his mum, Sandra and his dad, David put themselves forward as potential donors. David was tested first and came back a match, so he was the one who donated.
The transplant was a complete success, and Aaron really was given the gift of life.
Our running journey together as a family began in 2014, and since then we have gone on to run 52 marathons, various other distances, take part in hundreds of events, run in all 32 counties on the island of Ireland, as well as England, Scotland and the US!!
Aaron has become a role model, and a trail blazer for assisted runners, and over the years has won numerous awards. These include, a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister, a BEM in the 2023 Kings Birthday Honours List, and was also invited over to 10 Downing Street last November.
Our biggest achievement to date is changing a 41-year rule at London Marathon after a 7-year campaign to allow assisted runners the right to participate. We ran the iconic event in 2022, and it also happened to be our 50th marathon. We then went back in 2023 to run it again and were awarded the Spirit of London Marathon, receiving guaranteed entry for life for our work to make the event more inclusive.
We are returning to run the London Marathon for our 53rd marathon this April and have decided to fundraise for NIKPA, a charity that is close to our family’s heart.