Great South Run: Mum runs for cancer child

Lorraine Stewart at the finish. Ref 132953-19.
Lorraine Stewart at the finish. Ref 132953-19.

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DRESSED as a popular children’s cartoon character Lorraine Stewart kept the crowd smiling at the Great South Run.

Lorraine, 48, of Portsmouth, was running to raise cash for a cancer charity after her daughter was diagnosed with the disease 15 years ago.

Lorraine, dressed as SpongeBob SquarePants, spoke to The News after her run yesterday.

She said: ‘I’m running for Children with Cancer.

‘My daughter had cancer when she was little,’ she said.

‘She had a tumour on her spine back in 1999 – she’s fine now.

‘It’s the seventh time I’ve run it.’ The cash raised by Lorraine will got to charity and Southampton General Hospital.