Charity runner’s efforts help sick children

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A SICK child and their family will get a free holiday thanks to a charity runner.

Fay Butler raised £300 by completing the 10-mile Great South Run in Southsea.

The money will go to Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal, which was set up in memory of Hannah Westbrook who had Hodgkin’s disease and died aged 10 in 2004. The Waterlooville charity offers holiday homes for families needing a break from treatment of long-term illnesses.

She said: ‘I started running at the beginning of the year for the Race for Life and enjoyed it so much I decided I wanted to keep going and set myself a challenge to enter the Great South Run.

‘Pam Marshall, the founder of Hannah’s Holiday Homes asked if I would run on behalf of her charity. How could I refuse? Pam is a remarkable woman who has set up an amazing charity which helps sick children and their families enjoy a holiday away from it all and spend precious time together.

‘I would like to thank the generosity of everyone who sponsored me and supported Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal.’

Pam said: ‘This fabulous amount raised will sponsor a sick child and their entire family their holiday away at one of our luxury holiday homes. Thank you so much Fay for your determination and training. It’s paid off in so many ways and will put lots of smiles on lots of faces. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.’