Student raises money for Chiswick charity Move Into Wellbeing, in honour of his grandfather

Image above: Hudson Dichtl (wearing the baseball cap) and his friends after finishing the Paris Marathon

Over £1300 raised for Move into Wellbeing charity

Hudson Dichtl from Chiswick has completed the Paris Marathon in under four hours, in honour of his grandfather and in support of local charity, Move Into Wellbeing.

Hudson, 21, a third-year mechanical engineering student at Imperial College London, ran the marathon with his friends and raised over £1,300.

Move into Wellbeing was set up by professional dancer Donna Schoenherr, who also runs Ballet4Life in Chiswick, after her father developed Parkinson’s disease.

The charity offers weekly dance and movement classes at various venues throughout west London that are suitable for people with restricted movement. They also have an online programme, accessible 24/7.

The classes, taught by highly specialised and experienced dance instructors improve the quality of life of those who go. They are fun and inclusive, providing a social event as well as improving participants’ health by helping them keep moving.

As Hudson’s grandfather was the inspiration for Move Into Wellbeing to be set up, Hudson wanted to honour his memory and chose the Paris Marathon as a suitable way to do it. He trained extensively for four months, and his hard work paid off as he finished the marathon in an impressive time.

He has received donations from around the world, which the charity says demonstrates the global reach of their mission. The charity expressed their gratitude for Hudson’s efforts and the donations he raised, which will go towards supporting their ongoing work in improving the health and wellbeing of those they serve.

You can donate to Hudson’s fundraiser here: justgiving.com/fundraising/hudson-dichtl

Image above: Hudson and his grandfather Jerry Schoenherr

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