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Aly's World Record attempt

Fundraising for St Benedict's Hospice, Sunderland

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  • Event: Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019, 08 Sep 2019

St Benedict's Hospice, Sunderland

We provide hospice care & support services to the people of Sunderland & district

Charity Registration No. 1019410

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WHAT?

Running an half marathon isn't a great challenge for me, I'm an Olympic marathoner, I do it most days! So to make it a bit more of a challenge I plan to attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the fastest Superhero to run a half marathon! I will dress as Wonder Woman and run the Great North Run. Still not a huge challenge compared to most, but bare in mind that the Great North Run will be only 6 days after I have raced 50km (31 miles) at the World Championships!! 

WHY?

At the beginning of the year I was asked if I would become an ambassador for the Hospice and straight away I said yes. 

St Benedicts Hospice is an amazing facility here in Sunderland. It is NHS funded but needs extra vital funds to support its services.

My family has a strong connection with the Hospice.  In 2012 my cousin, Andrew (25), was cared for by the staff at the Monkwearmouth facility in his final few weeks. Then in 2015 the fantastic community team cared for my Grandad Tommy during his last few days. And most recently, just at the back end of June, the community team once again cared for my Uncle Bill before he sadly passed away.

Each time the care and support given to the patients and my family was second to none. The community team was on call 24 hours a day and they were amazing.  

We need to raise vital funds to support these services along with the added services which the Hospice provide.

My role as an ambassador is to help raise the profile and support fundraising events so far I've drank gin, ate biscuits and ran the Sunderland Half Marathon. Now I aim to break a Guiness World Record!

Please help to support me and this amazing cause by giving as much or as little as you can afford. 

Thank you.

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