Kath Henderson, the Chairman of Trustees at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston, is taking part in this month’s Great North Run to raise money for the charity.
Kath, also of North Anston, hopes to raise hundreds for the hospice, which needs more than £3 million a year to keep its doors open to support children and young adults with life-shortening conditions.
“It’s a personal challenge for me, as well as giving me the opportunity to raise money for such a fabulous charity,” she said.
“So many people do incredibly amazing things to help raise money for Bluebell Wood and I also need to do my bit.
“I see first-hand the real difference Bluebell Wood makes to families across the region.
“Those families are incredibly amazing and deal with so much.
“Doing the Great North Run is nothing in comparison to what they all face.
“I have completed the run before, also for Bluebell Wood.
“I’m hoping for a time of sub-three hours.”
“It’s great to know that Kath is taking on this challenge for us, good luck Kath,” added Helen Mower, head of fund-draising at Bluebell Wood.
Anybody who wants to take on a fund-raising challenge for Bluebell Wood can get in touch with the team on 01909 517365.
To sponsor Kath, visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kathhenderson1