DANNY Sadler has run 7 marathons in 7 days to help St Wilfrid’s Hospice which has been caring for his mum.
And he has raised £4,000 for the Eastbourne hospice.
Danny said yesterday: “Thank you everyone for your messages and donations.
I’ve been so surprised by how many people got involved by donating and sending me messages, and so many people showed a lot of love to my mum which has meant a lot.
I know St Wilfrid’s will benefit from this money a lot so thank you!”
He finished the 7th marathon yesterday.
Danny said: “Marathon 7/7 done ✅ That’s that! Knowing that was the last one felt good and the whole run went pretty smooth.
It’s been a long and painful week, but one that I’ve enjoyed and in a weird way I’m sad it’s over.
You haven’t seen me barely being able to walk up or down the stairs or struggling to get out of bed, so if I made it look easy it definitely wasn’t, I just showed you the good bits!”
Well done Danny!
Originally from Seaford, Danny now lives in Colchester, where he completed his fundraising challenge.
The hospice’s Care at Home team has been caring for Danny’s mum Rosetta for the past year after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Before her diagnosis, Rosetta was the landlady of The Wellington pub in Seaford and is described by her son as a ‘kind and bubbly woman, popular and liked by everyone.’
He said: ‘This past year has been incredibly hard for my family, but we have been very impressed with the care that my mum has received by the St Wilfrid’s Care at Home team. When we suggest something that we think will make her life easier it’s always sorted by the next day.
‘This challenge was a good test for myself and it spurred me on knowing that what I’m doing will help people like my mum. I’m glad to be in a position to be able do something like this.’
It costs £40 for the hospice’s Community team to visit a patient, like Rosetta, at home and £400 for a patient to receive a day of care in the Inpatient Unit, so every donation, large or small, will enable the hospice to continue helping people in the community to live well until the end of their lives.
If you wish to support Danny, you can visit his JustGiving page at: Danny Sadler is fundraising for St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) Ltd (justgiving.com)
And you can find out more about the hospice’s 40th anniversary at stwhospice.org/ruby.
Pictures: Danny (right) with his mum and brother.