Virgin London Marathon runners raise £11k for St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton

Sian Cherrington, circled, was one of none runners who raised money for St Luke's Hospice

Sian Cherrington, circled, was one of none runners who raised money for St Luke's Hospice - Credit: Archant

A total of £11,100 has been raised for a charity in Kenton by nine runners who took part in Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon.

The big-hearted participants completed the 26.2 miles challenge in support of St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton Road.

The charity, which relies on donations and legacies, helps people living with terminal or incurable illnesses and provides support to their families.

Sian Cherrington, 25, was inspired to run by her family and the care St Luke’s provided to her great-grandmother.

She is the third generation in her family to take part in the London marathon since it began in 1981.

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She said: “I’d started running earlier in the year and wanted to push myself further. My father and grandfather ran the London Marathon in the past so I thought it would be the perfect challenge. I chose to run for St Luke’s as a little over 10 years ago, they looked after my great-grandmother, Enid who has also volunteered in the Stanmore shop since then.

“The marathon is incredible, amazing and insane! It was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I had a fantastic time and have some great memories. I would recommend anyone to do it. St Luke’s make a huge difference, not only to their patients, but to all of their families too.

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“Thank you to the hospice for giving me the opportunity and a massive thank you to all those that have sponsored me, I’m very grateful.”

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