Fareham MP thanks generous supporters after run

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes at the Great South Run finish line
Fareham MP Suella Fernandes at the Great South Run finish line
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A POLITICIAN who ran 10 miles for charity has thanked all those who supported her and helped her raise hundreds of pounds for a good cause.

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes completed the Great South Run in Portsmouth on Sunday in aid of charity The Haven.

Miss Fernandes finished the race in a time of 1hr 53 mins, raising just under £700 for the new centre for breast cancer patients in Titchfield, which opened this week.

The Haven Wessex offers a personalised, in-depth programme of emotional and physical support free of charge to breast cancer patients.

Each patient can receive 10 free therapy sessions to complement their medical treatment.

It does not receive any government funding and therefore relies on fundraising and donations. 

Miss Fernandes said: ‘I’m delighted to have raised more than double my fundraising target for such a good cause.

‘The Haven is a great new facility and it needs our support.

‘The run was tough, but it was wonderful to be part of such a great day, in brilliant sunshine.

‘There was a great atmosphere, and the support of local people lining the streets was a real boost.

‘I’m also hugely grateful to my running buddy Robert Ellis, and congratulate my fellow MPs who also ran, Mims Davies and Caroline Nokes.’

If people want to donate, Miss Fernandes’ fundraising page is still open at justgiving.com/Suella-Fernandes