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More than £5k raised for Rossendale Hospice in Great North Run
2:50pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
MORE than £5,000 was raised by Rossendale Hospice’s 17 runners who completed the Great North Run.
Charlotte Lees and Julia Hughes raised £1,575 between them, with Julia finishing the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields in 1hr 44mins, and Charlotte in 1hr 46mins.
Charlotte said: “Both Julia and I enjoyed the run. I took five minutes off my personal best, and Julia took three minutes off hers, so it was a good day all round.”
Nick Roscoe, from Burnley, was the fastest hospice finisher, completing the race in 1hr 36mins, raising around £400.
Vicki Frost, a nurse at Rossendale Hospice, persuaded her son, Nathan Beard, to take part.
Vicki was running in memory of her sister, Wendy Beard, who died of cancer aged 27.
Vicki finished in 2hrs 27mins, while Nathan came in just in front of her, in 2hr 14mins.
Dr Jackie Spibey, 59, ran the half-marathon in memory of her sister, Liz MacAllister, who died of ovarian cancer earlier this year.
Liz, 60, was treated at the hospice along with her husband, Stuart, who had prostrate cancer.
Dr Spibey finished the race in 2hrs 22mins.
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