28 Sep '16, 11am

Human Race: '5,000 miles? Me? Really?'

Human Race: '5,000 miles? Me? Really?'

When Wayne Russell lost his sister Carmel to a rare heart and lung condition three years ago, he resolved to do something in her honour. ‘Although she’d been diagnosed with the terminal condition 10 years before, it never stopped her working ceaselessly for others, even when she was in a wheelchair,’ says the 35-year-old from Gloucester. ‘She set up numerous charities and community projects including a grants scheme, a lunch club for senior citizens and a youth group.’ In the lead-up to Carmel’s funeral, Wayne started to perform what he calls ‘random acts of kindness’ in her name. He set up a Facebook page, Carma, inviting people to do a good deed to celebrate Carmel’s life. ‘Friends, family and strangers from all over the world took up the challenge,’ he says. ‘It got me thinking about something bigger.’ It needed to be something that would challenge Wayne as well as rais...

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