Callum and Joseph's 100 miles in memory of Nanna Celia
The 18-year-old friends have teamed up to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice to the hospice for the support shown to Callum’s family in 2017, when Celia was a patient there.
“In 2017 my family was given the awful news that my Nanna Celia, only had a matter of weeks to live. That’s when we went to St Oswald’s for help. Without the support of the amazing staff at the hospice, my family and I would’ve struggled to cope. The medical and emotional support offered to not just my Nanna, but to my family too, was the best that I have ever experienced anywhere. They managed to make my Nanna comfortable until her very last breath and for that I will be forever grateful.
“This is what made me want to do a challenge to raise money for the hospice. I decided to run 100 miles in a month, alongside still working and studying, as it offered me a way to really test myself physically and mentally. I have to admit that I’m not the healthiest of people, and it’s for that reason that I’m probably finding the challenge as hard as I am. But that is how I want to feel, so I can be proud of what I have achieved for the hospice, in memory of my Nanna.”