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Hospice charity’s call for keen runners to raise funds...






14th January, 2023.


Thirsk-based hospice care charity Herriot Hospice Homecare is seeking keen runners to challenge themselves whilst raising funds for local families living with terminal illness and bereavement.

The Great North Run, which takes place in Newcastle in September, attracts thousands of runners from across the country keen to tackle the iconic 13-mile route.

Last year 8 people took part to raise money for Herriot Hospice@The Lambert, raising over £4,000. This year the charity would like to have an even bigger team, raising even more funds.

Among the runners was Maureen Worley from Thirsk who took part aged 70!

Maureen said: “The moment I stepped out, the energy was electric from all the fellow competitors.

Right from the start people are encouraging you - clapping, shouting and singing. All YOU have to do is put one foot in front of the other! It is the most amazing thing I have ever done, and you’re spurred on because you know you are doing it for such a good cause.

“If I can do it at 70, YOU can!.........

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