A FUN run in aid of a Kenton hospice raised thousands of pounds from people who have been touched by their service.
St Luke’s Hospice teamed up with Sudbury Court Running Club and held the Run Wembley event on Sunday.
More than 180 people put on their running shoes in the sunshine and completed 10k, five kilometre or a one kilometre route around Sudbury.
Claire Deritis, 43, took part and helped to raise part of the £15,000 total on the day.
She said: “Run Wembley was a very well organised event. It was a bit hot but a nice route to run. I will hopefully be back again to do it next year. I decided to take part because my mum died at St Luke’s in January and the care was brilliant. My sister and I had stayed all night with mum and in the morning, the nurses sat with mum whilst we had tea and toast. They made sure she was never alone. The nurses provided fantastic care and Run Wembley was my way of giving something back to St Luke’s.”
St Luke’s Fundraising team leader, Tim Todhunter, said: “I’d never tried a timed 10k before, but this was great fun. It was a nice flat course and amazing weather, with loads of support from local people – especially the fantastic marshals.”
The annual event is now in its 15th year and a barbecue was held after the run.