Meeting his footballing hero has made an indelible mark on one young adult at St Oswald’s Hospice – quite literallyRead More
Alice runs the 50km rainbow for St Oswald's Hospice!
Her final run on International Women’s Day included a final finale kilometre, with Alice dressed in all the colours of the rainbow.
Alice, who ran with her Dad David, 40, said:
“I decided to do something to celebrate International Women’s Day to show that girls can do anything when they put their mind to it, as well as support a local charity! I do run quite a bit but never every day and usually around 5km at a time. I found the challenge quite tough but it was good to try different routes and get out and about in the fresh air.
Lots of people cheered when I ran past them and my community has been really supporting. Lots of neighbours have sponsored me and one even brought me round a care package with bath bombs, hot chocolate, face mask and foot cream to get me through the week!”
As well as asking for donations to her JustGiving page, Alice has boosted her fundraising further by offering her seven running t-shirts for sponsorship. Thanks to the support of local businesses, Alice has secured sponsorship from accountancy firm TTR Barnes, Sunderland-based Six Circles and Northern Spire Ltd, as well and from friends and family.
“Making the t-shirts was a lot of fun and I can’t believe companies sponsored me, it was great running with their logos. One day I ran with a photo of my Grandma and Grandad on and a message to them, saying I miss them. They live in Yorkshire and I haven’t seen them since the summer, so I can’t wait until they can visit.
My finale 1km was the most colourful, I wore every colour of the rainbow we ran on the field opposite my house, spelling out ’50k’ on my running app.”
Alice, who has ran every Mini Great North Run for the hospice since she was three years old had set herself a target of raising £250 for St Oswald’s but she was shocked when her total quickly rose to £600!