Pounding the streets for charity

Pictured after the race with their medals are, from the left, Tracey Wakefield, son Jack and Emma Fox.

Three runners from Wombwell and Doncaster have put their best feet forward to raise money for a Balby-based hospice.

Tracey Wakefield (53) of Armthorpe, Doncaster, together with her son Jack (27) and his partner Emma Fox (23), both of Wombwell, Barnsley, took part in the recent Great North Run which covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields and raised a staggering £849.

The three have been raising money for the St John’s Hospice and both Tracey and Jack have previously run the race for the hospice.

Tracey said: “My mum Marg Stothard died here four years ago. She spent the last couple of weeks of her life here and she loved the hospice. She always called it her ‘little step to heaven.’ The care was just like care at home, it was personal and the family felt we were leaving her in safe hands when we went home after visiting, that’s why we raise money for this fantastic place.”

Chris Smith, Hospice Community Fundraiser, said: “It’s marvellous that both Jack, his girlfriend and his mum have took part in the Great North Run for our hospice. Thank you so much. Every penny raised will go to supporting our patients.”

Pictured outside the hospice are, from the left, Tracey Wakefield, Chris Smith, of the hospice; Emma Fox, Lindsey Richards, of the hospice, and Jack Wakefield.