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26th Oct, 2021

Droitwich runner raises £1,000 for St Richard's Hospice after running a marathon in her garden

DROITWICH runner Jane Fletcher completed her garden marathon on Sunday, raising more than £1,000 for St Richard’s Hospice which cared for her brother before he died.

Jane undertook the 26.2miles on the day the London Marathon was due to be held before it was postponed until October because of Coronavirus.

She said: “Running a marathon in my garden was difficult but I was very happy to take on the challenge.”

She added she was delighted to have completed the 1,405 laps of her 7m by 8m garden in memory of her brother Paul Fletcher who, she said ‘would be very proud of her achievement’.

Last year the mum-of-two ran the London Marathon for St Richard’s and raised £3,000 – taking the overall total raised by her family to more than £50,000 since 2010 when Paul died at the age of 34.

She said her family would always be grateful to the hospice which was amazing in the way it cared for Paul in his last few weeks and the support it gave them afterwards.

“It’s very important to me and my family – it’s a way of keeping Paul’s memory alive and for something good to come out of his death.”

Tricia Cavell, St Richard’s fund-raising director said everyone at the hospice was in awe of the incredible commitment shown by Jane and her family to supporting our hospice, especially in these unprecedented times.

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