Doncaster man running in memory of his nan

Mel Hewitt, Hospice Community Fundraiser, is pictured (left) with Jack Wakefield outside the hospice.

Mel Hewitt, Hospice Community Fundraiser, is pictured (left) with Jack Wakefield outside the hospice.

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A Doncaster man is going to put his best foot forward in the Great North Run to raise money for a hospice appeal.

Jack Wakefield (25), of Armthorpe, will also be joined by his mum Tracey, in the 13 mile run to raise money for St John’s Hospice Appeal.

Jack will head to do the run from Newcastle to South Shields on September 13 and is now urging people to sponsor him, so that the money can help Doncaster patients who use the Balby-based hospice.

Jack, who already has £300 in pledges both on and off line, said: “Both myself and my mum wanted to raise money to say thank you to the hospice, as it is where my nan Marg Stothard died two years ago. The hospice is really homely and a nice environment, it didn’t feel like my nan was in a hospital. My nan said the hospice was ‘a step closer to heaven.’

Mel Hewitt, Hospice Community Fundraiser, said: “It’s marvellous that both Jack and his mum are taking part in the Great North Run for our appeal. Thank you so much. Every penny they raise will go to supporting our patients.”

Anyone wanting to sponsor Jack can visit www.justgiving.com/jack-wakefield4

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