School friends Caroline Humphries and Georgie Dickins (both 37) are planning to complete the New York Marathon to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.
Caroline and Georgie will be running 26.2 miles with the aim of raising £15,000 to help improve the lives of people living with a progressive illness.
Joanne Rodger, events and challenges fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said:
“We would like to say a huge thank you to Georgie and Caroline for signing up to take on the New York marathon for the hospice. They’re both working so hard towards this fantastic challenge and have already raised more than £11,000, which is incredible!”
“Without supporters taking on fundraising challenges such as this, St Elizabeth Hospice couldn’t run their services and provide vital care and support to more than 2,000 local people living with a progressive illness as well as their families and carers.”
Paul Berry, a physiotherapist at Gilmour Piper in Ipswich, kindly created a four month training plan, which the girls have been relentlessly following and with less than a month to go they are feeling it.
Paul said: “To run a marathon really takes a lot of hard work and dedication, despite work and family commitments the girls have really stuck to their training regime.”
“I ache everywhere from the long training runs and strength exercises, but we are so excited to take on this challenge and support such an amazing cause”
Georgie Dickins, a novice runner, is experiencing a whole new lease of life having taken up running as a hobby and to get fit.
You can help Caroline and Georgie hit their target by donating via the hospice fundraising page: giving.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/newyorkmarathon