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David takes on the Home Run challenge in memory of Billy

GRAPHIC designer David Saunderson has a very personal reason for joining the St Luke’s Hospice Home Run.

Home Run is our virtual fundraising event, which sees participants running just 13 miles to help raise the vital funds that will help us to continue caring for hundreds of people across Sheffield, in their own homes.

Regular runners are going the full distance in one run, while others are spreading the distance over a few days.

And David is running in memory of his wife Sarah’s grandfather, Billy Ivison, who was a patient in our In Patient Centre in 2019 and into 2020.

“Billy had cancer and spent around four months at St Luke’s, including the Christmas period, which was very special for us all,” said Woodseats based David, who works for Sheffield digital agency Hydra Creative, keen supporters of St Luke’s.

“The support he received from everybody at St Luke’s meant the whole family, including his grandchildren and great grandchildren, could be with him.

“I have always known about St Luke’s but now we know exactly what the level of care they offer really means.

“I am a runner but not usually such a big distance so I’m aiming to complete the challenge in four stages, most probably around Rother Valley Country Park, where there aren’t too many hills!”

For full details of how to join the St Luke’s Home Run simply visit Home Run

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