Camborne funny man and running enthusiast Steve Heller has taken on his latest running challenge all in the name of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
Steve Heller, best known for his facebook page ‘Cornish News’ sharing memes and jokes about Cornish life and visitors to the county, is also a keen runner and on 1 June completed a 32 mile ultramarathon from Camborne to St Ives and back, raising £2530 for CHSW. This brings Steve’s fundraising total for the charity to an impressive £10,300.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for Steve though as he tripped and fell at mile 24, leaving him 8 miles still to complete with a broken wrist in tow.
Reflecting on the challenge Steve said; “I began fundraising for CHSW on my Facebook page - Cornish News. It all began when I asked everyone who we should fundraise for and CHSW won the vote hands down!
I really enjoy the fundraising, the marathons give me something to look forward to and with all the support from so many amazing people and some small businesses, it really feels special knowing that our efforts help children and families in Cornwall.
I am already planning my next 50 mile run with my ultimate goal, of completing a 100-mile race."
Amanda Masters, Area Fundraiser for CHSW congratulated Steve on his achievement; “On behalf of all of the children and families that we support at our Little Harbour hospice I would like to congratulate Steve on completing his 32 mile ultramarathon. This is no mean feat and we truly appreciate every mile he completed and every pound that he has raised for CHSW along the way.”
CHSW’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell is one of three hospices run by the charity and supports children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. Families can visit the hospice for resilience stays, day visits, end of life care and bereavement support and are also offered home visits and virtual support.
For anyone interested in raising funds for CHSW to help raise the £3 million needed to run Little Harbour please click here to get some fundraising ideas or call Amanda on 01726 871800.