A kind-hearted Scunthorpe Mum took to the pavements to run at least a mile every single day in 2021, and raised £1,517 for the North Lincolnshire charity that provided care for her family.
Katie Field (32) decided to take on the challenge in memory of her Mum, Sally Cryer, as well as Grandad, Dennis Boucher and Grandma, Hazel Boucher, who both received care from Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Healthcare.
Katie said, “It was a tough challenge, especially having to run in extreme weathers. Sometimes I had to get up at 4am while my family were still asleep to fit a run into my day. I even ran when I was away on holiday!”
She added: “Once I started receiving sponsors it gave me huge push to keep going. I even started to run in memory of other people’s loved ones, wearing photos of them to wear on my t-shirt as I ran.
“I set a fundraising target of £1,000 for Lindsey Lodge, but managed to raise £1,517 thanks to the generosity of sponsors and local businesses, who donated prizes for me to hold raffles alongside my running challenge.”
She added: “Since completing this challenge I have continued to run three times a week, as it helps me mentally and gives me some peaceful time to myself.”
Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Healthcare provides free of charge specialist care for patients with life limiting illnesses from North Lincolnshire, including symptom management, emotional support and end of life care.
Lindsey Lodge Fundraiser Sophie Boyd said: “We are so impressed by the challenge Katie took on, and the dedication she has shown to complete it!
“As well as supporting Lindsey Lodge, she has helped her supporters to remember their own loved ones, which is a very special gift back to them.”
“On behalf of everyone at Lindsey Lodge I’d like to say a huge thank you and well done!”