Chris has completed a range of epic challenges in aid of the hospice
A Chorley woman has undertook a range of marathons and triathlons to help support St Catherine’s Hospice.
Chris Lynas-Gaze has completed a range of marathons and triathlons since 2013 across the North West, raising funds for the hospice.
In 2013 Chris completed the 13.1 mile Liverpool half marathon with her brother Gary and wife Liz. Following on from her completion of the Liverpool half marathon Chris upped her training to complete the Rock and Roll marathon in 2014, the Great North Run in 2015 and the Great Swim Series in Lake Windermere with her friend Anita.
Chris said: “This year I felt like the natural progression was to continue my fundraising efforts and complete a triathlon.
“For this event I needed to increase my training. This included swimming twice a week, running three times a week after work and cycling on a weekend.”
Chris, who works as a locality manager for Liverpool City Council, decided to start fundraising for the hospice when her mum was cared for by St Catherine’s in May to September 2012 following her diagnosis of cancer.
Chris said: “The nurses at the hospice worked tirelessly with mum to get her pain under control and provided the most amazing person-centred care for her.
“My mum was a loving, caring and beautiful woman and she is always in our hearts.”
In July 2016 Chris completed the Deva Diva’s triathlon in Chester which consisted of a 750m swim, 25k bike ride and 5k run. This gave Chris the ‘triathlon bug’ and saw her go on to complete the Wirral Triathlon a few months later – bringing her total donation to £1165.50.
Since 2013 Chris has raised an incredible £4010.50 for the hospice.
St Catherine’s fundraiser, Emma Jacovelli, said: “We’re extremely grateful of Chris’s continued fundraising efforts for the hospice. She really has gone the extra mile to show her support!
“The continued support means we are able to continue providing much needed care for local people when it matters most.”
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