On Thursday 30th November, Georgina and James Carr crossed the finish line of a 300 mile fundraising challenge at St Wilfrid’s Hospice. It marked the end of 30 consecutive days of running to raise money in memory of their Grandma, Betty Goodall. Georgina and James each ran a whopping 10 miles per day for the 30 days of November to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice- an average run of an hour and a half every day.
The siblings started their challenge on their Grandma’s birthday, November 1st, and celebrated their West Sussex heritage with a route that went past the family farm and the flat where their Dad grew up, and finished in the church where Betty’s ashes are buried in the family grave. They finished their final run at St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Stockbridge. The pair have already raised over £2700 to support the vital services provided by the Hospice.
‘‘It's been a long 30 days of running, with hundred of miles, thousands of steps and more blisters than you can count along the way!"
We are just so pleased that so much money has been raised for St Wilfrid's Hospice. St Wilfrid's provided such compassionate care for our Grandma, Betty Goodall, when she needed it most. They made a very tough few weeks for the family just about bearable."
Louise Shaw, Community Engagement and Events Lead at St Wilfrid’s Hospice commented, “We are extremely grateful to Georgina and James for the time and energy they have committed in memory of their grandma. Their decision to run 300 miles in a month is an inspiration, and their fundraising will help us to provide the vital services which make a huge difference to the lives of local people.”
"What has kept us going, through all the sweat, blisters and bruises, is knowing that the money will go directly towards making sure St Wilfrid's continues to do the critical work they do."
You can still support Georgina and James via their fundraising page at: https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/running-for-grandma-newmarket-of-chichester