Steven Potts, who heads up the firm’s Bingley office, completed the gruelling 13.1 mile run in just over two hours. All the money he raised is being donated to the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope. The hospice cared for Steven’s father who died in 2012 of Mesothelioma – a Cancer linked to exposure to asbestos.
Steven says: “It’s a charity that’s very close to my heart for obvious reasons. I have completed the Great North Road four times now over the years raising over £3,000 in total for the hospice. Despite the fact my knees hurt these days, it was a really enjoyable day. There was a great atmosphere and I ran with friend who were raising money for the British Heart Foundation.”
Manorlands Hospice provides palliative care and complementary therapy services to support people with life-limiting conditions, which can involve complex physical or psychological problems. The care focuses on helping resolve these problems whilst supporting family, carers and close friends. The hospice offers support to people living in Craven, Airedale, and Wharfedale, as well as central, northern and western areas of Bradford.
Steven adds: “The hospice needs to raise £9,000 every day to stay open, so I have always been keen to help them, especially after my father received such great care. By competing the Great North Run, I am in my own small way supporting the invaluable work that they do in our local community.”
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