Chris is underway on fundraising marathon for St Luke's

By Neil Speight

17th May 2024 | Local News

A THURROCK man is underway on a 24 hour fundraising challenge for St Luke's Hospice.

Chris Cook, who started the local running group Corringham Run Club, is running for 24 hours before completing his effort as part of the hospice's track day at the Ford site in Dunton which takes place tomorrow (Saturday, 18 May).

Today Chris started his solo marathon, running a 4.1 mile loop of Corringham and Stanford-le-Hope which will finish tomorrow when he runs to Dunton.

Corringham Run Club members.

During his loops of the towns he will be joined by members of the running club.

And Chris would welcome anyone who wants to run alongside him, saying: "Come join me for a few miles and help me raise as much money as possible for this amazing local charity.

"The nurses at the hospices provide compassionate palliative and end of life care to people whose illnesses are no longer curable and have a lasting affect on so many families.

"The money we raise will continue to provide care and support local families.

"It's a monster challenge but I'll have the support of friends, family and @corringham.runclub to keep pushing me on. I would love to get the local community to buy in to this challenge as well. If you live in the local area, come join me for a loop, don't know me? It doesn't matter. Let's do this together.

"Lastly thank you to EMB & Co accountants based in Stanford-le-Hope supporting this crazy challenge."

If you would like to support Chris and Corringham Run Club in its fundraising effort for St Luke's you can donate via this link.

Or simply pop out and give him a wave and your support. The route he will be taking is:

     

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