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Prince Harry sends congratulations to Gloucester runner Jamie McDonald

Prince Harry has sent a letter of congratulations to Gloucester runner Jamie McDonald, after he completed a 5,000 mile run across Canada.

The 27-year-old runner, who recently returned from his challenging run, received the letter from the Prince to say how impressed he was and to wish him good luck for the future.


Harry’s private secretary Edward Lane Fox, sent the letter saying: “Prince Harry has been made aware of the huge achievements you have completed in aid of such worthy causes as Great Ormond Street.

“His Royal Highness was very impressed with your appetite for pain and would have me wish you every success for your future endeavours.”

The letter, which was dated January 28, was sent to Jamie just days before he completed his run on February 3. Jamie also revealed the royal support from Prince Harry was “mind blowing”.

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Jamie, who describes himself as an “adventurer” became a charity fundraiser after receiving care from Great Ormond Street and Gloucester Royal hospital as a child, after suffering from a rare spinal condition known as syringomyelia.

After completing a 14,000-mile bike ride from Bangkok to Gloucester in 2012, he decided to attempt to run the 5,000 miles across Canada from coast to coast.

He was also raising money for the Pied Piper Appeal in Gloucestershire and childrens hospitals in Canada.

To donate and find out more about Jamie Mcdonald visit his website

Photo of letter courtesy of Jamie Mcdonald and Rich Leigh PR. Prince Harry photo credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks, 2 Million Views, Thanks via photopin cc

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