Father and daughter raise cash to support the work of St Catherine’s Hospice
A Preston teenager and her dad have used their passion for running to raise vital funds for St Catherine’s Hospice.
Charlotte Crook along with her dad, Peter ran through Blackpool after her school teacher’s granddad received care from the hospice at Lostock Hall before sadly losing his battle to cancer.
Despite the cold weather conditions the 13-year-old and her dad ran the total distance of three miles and raised a fantastic total of £450.
Charlotte, a pupil at Bitemnedge St Mary’s, said: “I really enjoy running and I’m a member of Preston Harrier’s running club.
“My teacher asked the class if we would raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice and it’s something I really wanted to help with so I asked my dad to run with me.
“I think St Catherine’s is a really nice place and everybody is so welcoming when you visit the hospice.”
Money raised from the sponsored run will allow the hospice to continue providing specialised palliative care to people who are living with incurable conditions.
Charlotte, who one day hopes to take part in the Olympics, added: “We felt really tired after we’d completed the run but really proud of ourselves for finishing and raising money for the hospice.
“I hope to take part in more events in the future to raise as much money as I can for the hospice.”
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