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Stacey Fox

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running 20 marathons in 2020 for Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People because we lost my cousin 9 years ago.

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Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People

We provide family-led care and support to children with life-shortening conditions

Charity Registration No. 517919

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My name is Stacey, I am a 33-year-old mum of 2, and wife to Adam. 9 years ago, I lost my cousin & godson Alex when he was only 15 weeks old. My family and I have missed out on being able to see the amazing little boy he would have grown up to be.

Alex was born 6 weeks early due to a ruptured placenta, which led to several complications impacting his health. In the short 15 weeks we got to spend with Alex, Martin House Children's Hospice cared for not only Alex but also our family. Martin House are a fantastic charity who have supported hundreds & thousands of children with life limiting conditions, and their families.

It costs Martin House £22,000 per day to operate and do the amazing work they do for families, like they did for mine. Ever since Alex passed away in 2010 we have been raising money for Martin House. And this year would have been Alex’s 9th birthday, so I am making it my MISSION to raise enough money to run Martin House for a day!

I have, in collaboration with my husband, committed to running 20 marathons between us, that's 524 miles which is almost the length of the country, and that’s not including our training! Starting in November 2019 we will be running a number of organised events, some routes of our own, finishing on the August bank holiday in 2020 where we will start our final marathon, The Alex Clayton Memorial Marathon, departing from Martin House in Wetherby and finishing at our families annual fundraising event in Bradford in time to join in the fun!

Below is the first draft of our plans;
  • 10/11/19 - Marathon 1 - Harrogate Posh Plod
  • 08/12/19 - Marathon 2 - Leeds & Liverpool Christmas Cracker
  • 12/01/20 - Marathon 3
  • 09/02/20 - Marathon 4
  • 01/03/20 - Marathon 5 - Slaithwaite Slog
  • 05/04/20 - Marathon 6 - Greater Manchester
  • 24/05/20 - Marathon 7 - Liverpool Rock & Roll
  • 28/06/20 - Marathon 8
  • 26/07/20 - Marathon 9
  • 31/08/20 - Marathon 10 – The Alex Clayton Memorial Marathon
Throughout our events we will be relying on the generosity and support of our friends and family, and any donations made are hugely appreciated! If you would like to sponsor us in our efforts, you can visit our just giving page. If you would like details of our corporate sponsorship or have some specialist services/assistance you would like to offer us, then please do get in touch and together we can make a difference!
Stacey & Adam


Martin House supports children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families, across West, North and East Yorkshire. Our vision is that every child and young person has access to palliative care when and where they need it.

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