Marathon boost for hospice

An Irish woman living in Doncaster has taken on the Extreme North Quadrathon Challenge and raised £2,224 for St John’s Hospice in memory of a former colleague.

Adele Morrin, who is an experienced runner and a member of the Leeds Frontrunners running club, completed four marathons running a total of 104.8 miles in four days for the Balby-based hospice.

Adele said: “It was an incredible experience for a very worthwhile cause. I wanted to use my passion for running and do something positive for St John’s Hospice. The team there cared for a dear colleague and I wanted to donate the proceeds of the challenge for others to benefit from the care the hospice provides.”

Andrew Brankin, Service Manager for St John’s Hospice, said: “This is a remarkable achievement and it is first time that I have met someone who has run four marathons in four days. Thank you to Adele. Every penny raised goes to make our patients’ lives more comfortable.”

To know more about supporting your local hospice by becoming a sponsor or to fundraise by holding an event, please contact the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391. Alternatively you can donate here:

http://www.stjohnshospicedoncaster.co.uk/fundraise/donate/

St John’s Hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Pictured (left to right) Andrew Brankin, St John’s Hospice Service Manager and Adele Morrin.

Pictured (left to right) Andrew Brankin, St John’s Hospice Service Manager and Adele Morrin.