49 year old Stuart Shenton from Wadebridge will be tackling the Bath Half Marathon on 4th March 2018 and while doing so will be raising funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
Stuart does not profess to be a runner;
I don’t have any history as a runner! The last time I did any kind of race was school sports day 1985” however was inspired to start running following his wife taking part in the Plymouth 10k a few years ago.
To mark his milestone birthday Stuart decided that a half marathon was going to be his target and chose the Bath Half Marathon as this is known to be a relatively flat run.
Stuart said Bath is one of my favourite places to go and the course is pretty flat, which is good as I need all the help I can get!”
Stuart also wanted to use the opportunity of running in the half marathon to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West and has already raised £400 for the local children’s charity.
“I thought that running for a charity would be good motivation for me and although all the charities are very worthy, CHSW stood out for me. It’s a South West charity which of course is local and I followed the story of Little Harbour on our local radio stations. CHSW hospices do a fantastic job and I am more than happy to help in some small way.” To support Stuart you can make a donation on his personal online Just Giving page.
Stuart is now running three times a week and is increasing the miles he completes in preparation for the half marathon which is now just over a month away.
If you want to follow in Stuart’s steps and make a difference in 2018 by supporting CHSW through some fundraising then why not get some fundraising ideas from the CHSW website or pop into or call Little Harbour to speak to a member of the Fundraising Team who will support you with any fundraising you wish to do for the charity.
Little Harbour children’s hospice is now supporting over 100 local children with life limiting illnesses and their families and costs almost £3 million a year to run.