We would like to wish the very best of luck to Lucie Hammerton who is running in the Salisbury Half Marathon 2019 on the 29th of September 2019. Lucie is running to raise money for the Sussex Cancer Fund as her Mum is receiving treatment here in Sussex. She is pictured here, with her two older brothers, Ross (on the left) and James Wallingford (on the right).
The picture was taken when they ran the Fleet Half Marathon back in March 2017 in aid of Momentum, a charity for children with Cancer. They ran because Lucie’s nephew Asa (James’ son), also in the picture was diagnosed with a Wilms’ Tumour when he was 5. A tough time for them all, but he is now in remission thankfully! Lucie and her family are hoping for the same outcome for her Mum in the months to come.
“Running for charity definitely helps me to feel like I am doing something positive in situations where you can otherwise feel quite helpless.
This summer we got the shocking news that my Mum, Bobbie, had been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer of the tonsils. What was supposed to be a regular summer of holidays, relaxing with the family and bowls competitions, rapidly turned into a gruelling regime of chemo, radiotherapy, and hospital admissions. Mum and Doug have, and still are, battling through a relentless routine of treatment, medication, recovery, and care.
Running has been a huge help for me this summer, getting out to train has given me the time and headspace needed to process everything that has happened and keep my mindset positive.
So with that in mind, I have signed up to the run the Salisbury Half Marathon this September. I will be fundraising for the Sussex Cancer Fund who works hand in hand with the NHS to create new and improved facilities to help maintain the best possible cancer care for the people of Sussex.
If you would like to support Lucie you can donate through her Just Giving Page below: