TODAY Danny Sadler, 26, will be challenging himself to run seven marathons in seven days in support of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Originally from Seaford, Danny now lives in Colchester, where he will be completing 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 will be a good test for myself and it will spur 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.’
So far, Danny has raised over £2,880. This will make a huge difference to the hospice, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
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.