30 mile run gives big boost for local hospice

A novice runner has run almost 30 miles over a number of events in a bid to raise money for our hospice.

Sally Sweeting, who is 40 and from York, decided to set herself the challenge of completing three different running events to raise money for the Doncaster hospice. Sally, whose mother Jennifer Hunt sadly passed away in 2017 at the hospice, decided the she wanted to give something back for the way the staff cared for her mother.

Sally, who ran with the support of her husband Mike and friend Darren said: “I had been running for a short while so I wanted to challenge myself to run further than I ever have before, the running felt almost easy as I knew I was doing this for my mum.”

Sally ran a 10k in August, a half marathon in September and finished with a 10 mile run in October, the 30 mile stint raised over £3000 for St John’s Hospice. Sally has now set her sights on running the Yorkshire Marathon in October.

Lindsey Richards of the hospice said: “We can’t thank Sally enough for raising such a wonderful amount for the hospice, it will definitely be put to good use.”

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The hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Sally (left) is pictured with Lindsey Richards of the hospice.

Sally (left) is pictured with Lindsey Richards of the hospice.