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Four Fulwood streets combine to run 66-miles for St Catherine’s Hospice

Posted on - 1st June, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Some of the families who took part celebrate with a socially distanced photograph Pic: Heather Crabtree/Paddy green
Some of the families who took part celebrate with a socially distanced photograph Pic: Heather Crabtree/Paddy green

Pavements were pounded to raise money for a Preston hospice.

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Residents from four Fulwood streets combined to run 66.6 miles during Sunday (May 31) and raised donations of more than £1,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Harrison Road, Shirebank Crescent, Hall Road and Ferndale households joined together to take turns in 30-minute slots to do laps around the small green space at the end of Harrison Road bordering Garstang Road.

Heather Crabtree, who runs the St Catherine’s shop in Black Bull Lane, lives on Harrison Road and helped to organise the event.

She said: “I honestly can begin to express my appreciation that so many of you and your families got involved and for raising such an amazing amount for St Catherine’s Hospice. Hope you all had fun, I know we did.”

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Timings for the social distanced event were organised by fitness fanatic Iain Mackie who led off the 30-minute intervals with his wife and two sons.

Fifteen families with children of all ages joined in to help clock up the laps round the track.

Iain Mackie and his sons making their way round Pic: Fiona Grayston
Iain Mackie and his sons making their way round Pic: Fiona Grayston

Iain said: “I’m so impressed with our little community who have come together to raise a fantastic amount for St Catherine’s. We had whole families taking part, individuals, children and retired folks joining in.

“On one of the hottest days of the year everyone came together to support this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who took part, supported and donated.”

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Donations are still open and can be made using the Facebook donation link.

Another charity event for St Catherine’s, who announced they are facing a funding black hole of £1.2million due to the coronavirus pandemic, is planned for Sunday (June 7) with a cake sale on the grassy area at the end of Harrison Road from 11am to 2pm.

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