1½ Marathons for Alice House
A local lady has completed the first of two running challenges in aid of Alice House Hospice and raised in the region of £800 for patient care so far.
Debbie Wise from Hartlepool has been running for just a few years and after completing her first Great North Run in 2016 decided to push herself with an even bigger test of endurance. Debbie applied for the 2018 London Marathon, initially not expecting to receive a place but was both nervous and exited when she received a notification that her application had been successful.
"This type of support is very important to Hospice services and makes a real difference to the lives of Hospice patients and their families."
Greg Hildreth, Hospice Fundraiser
After speaking with friends, Debbie decided that she wanted to raise money in memory of her friend’s sister, Melanie Brackstone and nominated Alice House as her chosen charity.
She completed the run in 5:48 and is keeping her fundraising and training going for this year’s Great North Run, also in aid of the Hospice.
Debbie said “I would like to thank everyone who supported me, especially my husband Anthony and daughter Chloe, all my work colleagues at ZF in Peterlee, Melanie’s family Angela, Lindsay and Julie and all at Hartlepool Run Fit. It was an amazing experience and I’m glad to help such a brilliant cause. The atmosphere was amazing and I would recommend the London Marathon to anyone as a runner or a spectator.”
Greg Hildreth, a fundraiser at Alice House Hospice said “Congratulations to Debbie on such a great achievement; this is a fantastic personal success, an amazing fundraising result and a lovely tribute to Melanie. This type of support is very important to Hospice services and makes a real difference to the lives of Hospice patients and their families. I’m really pleased that Debbie will be continuing to support Hospice care and I would like to wish her the best of luck in the Great North Run.”
If you are interested in running for the Hospice or would like to enquire about the Great North Run, you can contact Greg on 01429 855529 or firstname.lastname@example.org