A Weston woman has donated an impressive £850 to Weston Hospicecare after completing her first half marathon in memory of her stepfather.
Tania Roberts successfully tackled the Cardiff Half Marathon in September as a way of saying thank you to the charity which cared for her stepdad Roger Ferrier three-and-a-half years ago.
Tania says she has never been a regular runner, and admits the 13.1-mile course took her ‘well out of her comfort zone’ – but made it to the finish line in a hugely creditable time of two hours and 20 minutes.
Tania visited the hospice this week with her mum Maxine Ferrier to hand over sponsorship money raised through family and friends and customers at Tania’s Weston hair salon Technique.
She said: “I was chatting with friends about what I could do to say thank you to the hospice, as they were amazing when we needed them – particularly Jenny, our nurse.
“I wanted something that would take me out of my comfort zone, and wanted to push myself.
“I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t easy, but I was determined to do it. It was an amazing day; the atmosphere was absolutely brilliant, and I felt really great afterwards.”
Maxine too is supporting the hospice by giving up alcohol for October – the second time she has completed a sponsored dry month, having raised £870 previously.
- Weston Hospicecare is currently inviting applications for its places in the 2020 London Marathon, and also has 30 free places on offer for Weston Athletic Club’s 10k Christmas Cracker in December. Email email@example.com for details.