Joe Mbu – The Running Man
Running Solo from Lands End to John O’Groats
Joseph Mbu is Nigerian by birth but was educated from the age of 9 in the UK. He is a former professional rugby player with Premiership sides Bath, Harlequins and London Wasps, as well as playing in the French Top 14 for Section Paloise and US Dax before being forced to retire through injury. Joe also currently spends a great deal of time developing rugby in his native Nigeria with the Nigerian National side affectionately known as ‘The Black Stallions’.
On 29th March 2013, he embarks upon an epic challenge to raise money for a good cause close to his heart. Joe is running solo from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for a hospital built by his grandparents in Okundi, Western Nigeria. The hospital was built in 1998 in memory of his late father and uncle and is called The Joedy Memorial Hospital. Originally built as a maternity hospital, it soon found itself treating everyone who came through its doors. It is now in great need of refurbishment as well as ongoing financial support to ensure that there is free medical treatment available for everyone in the surrounding area. Joe is trying to raise £100,000 through his UK contacts and about £500,000 worldwide.
£5 will pay for a mosquito net to protect a child or pregnant mother
£20 will feed a patient for a week
£25 will fund the generator for a day