Lee Dodgson, Community Supporter
Seven marathons in seven days raises an amazing £18,859!
Lee Dodgson a local Firefighter ran seven marathons in seven days in support of Alice House Hospice ...
"The early morning runs, ice baths and aches and pains were definitely all worth it..."
Lee Dodgson a local Firefighter ran seven marathons in seven days in support of Alice House Hospice, Lee saw his fundraising campaign grow way beyond his expectations, gain national media attention and getting the whole town behind him. The campaign also made it to national TV with Hartlepool’s Jeff Stelling plugging Lee’s efforts on Soccer Saturday. Local television news and radio also provided coverage.
Lee decided to embark on this challenge after unsuccessfully applying for a place in the London Marathon, having taken part in aid of the Hospice in 2013 and raising almost £5,000.00. Following a gruelling six months training in preparation for his challenge, he completed the 26.2 circular route each day starting at the Hartlepool College of Further Education and incorporating the Hart to Haswell Walk. Lee’s final day was a whistle stop tour of Hartlepool in which Lee was joined by supporters and Hospice staff along the route.
Lee said “Never during all the training and planning did I think that a total close to £19,000 would be possible. The early morning runs, ice baths and aches and pains were definitely all worth it to be able to hand over such a fantastic amount to an excellent local charity”.