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Julie kept on running for Hospice

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Julie kept on running for Hospice

Not even a twisted ankle could get in the way of one determined fundraiser as she ran her way to raising £1,000 for charity.

Julie Marsh pulled on her running shoes and took part in the Stour Valley Marathon to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Despite twisting her ankle during the run, Julie was spurred on to the finish line all in the name of a good cause.

Julie said: “My father received care from the Hospice in February and I really wanted to be able to give something back.

“It is such a great cause and I just wanted to be able to do something, however small to be able to help.”

Having originally hoped to raise £500 for the Hospice, Julie was able to double her target by collecting £1,000.

“After I hurt my ankle I think the adrenalin just took over and by the time I had reached the end of the course, to be honest I didn’t really feel it anymore. I was really pleased to have raised £1, 000,” added Julie.

The marathon, which follows a course through Constable Country – the Stour Valley along the Essex and Suffolk border, took Julie five hours and 24 minutes to complete.

“A huge well done to Julie for not only completing the run, but to have the determination to do so after hurting her ankle earlier in the course.”

Charlie De-Moore, St Nicholas Hospice Care Events Fundraiser