The children at the North Anston hospice inspired Howard, who is a patron for the charity, to dig out his running shoes and run for the hospice.
He said: “The work they do is fantastic and I’m honoured to be an ambassador for them.”
“They have inspired me to get my running shoes back on to show my support and I’m urging others to do the same and help raise funds for this amazing place.”
The fundraising team will help with inspirational stories, fundraising tips, sponsorship forms and a free running vest.
Visit www.bluebellwood.org/running.php for more.