100 Miles in May
Local man Sean Ivey plans to run 100 miles during May to raise money for Alice House Hospice.
Sean, who served 15 years in the Royal Marines until being medically discharged in 2016 following a brain injury during service, has decided to take on the challenge during lockdown to raise funds for Alice House after becoming involved in fundraising with Hartlepool College of Further Education.
Sean works for Hartlepool College of Further Education, patrons of Alice House, and was inspired to take on a challenge to raise funds. Sean will be running 54 shuttles up and down his street each day to cover 100 miles by the end of May.
He said, “I had volunteered to help when the college was closed during the summer and was due to begin working in one of the Hospice charity shops. I was just about to start and then the lockdown happened; this is my way of helping! I’ve followed Alice House since starting working at the college and it has highlighted to me that Alice House is almost like a shining beacon within Hartlepool. Something which you should all be very proud of; I find everything about the place a bit of an inspiration.”
Sean continued, “I will have a little help from my two children, Georgia and Benjamin, but mostly from my best pal Royal (my dog).”
As his finale, on the 31st May, Sean will complete one shuttle run for every £1 raised (that’s currently 876 shuttle runs!).
To add to his fundraising efforts Sean has also dyed his hair purple!
If you would like to help Sean with his fundraising click the link below and donate whatever you can. The more you raise the farther he has to run on the 31st May!