Peter Riley will be running 5K every day this month to raise money for St.Catherine’s Hospice who cared for his grandmas.
He is currently doing a 5K run a day for every day in January, finishing it off with a 10K run on the 31st of Jan.
St Catherine’s is a local hospice which cares for adults in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble who have a life-shortening condition, and their loved ones.
The Preston lad took on the running challenge to test himself whilst supporting a cause very close to his family:
“I hate running so thought I’d raise some money for St Catherine’s since my Grandma Barbara was cared for at the hospice by staff until she passed away, the staff were amazing and so caring. My Grandma Linda had home care from St Catherine’s Hospice staff and again there where amazing. They only get a small amount of money from the NHS the rest of the money is raised through donations.”
Peter explains the positive impact the hospice has when caring for people and how they support the loved ones of patients:
“I could type forever to describe how wonderful, inspirational, loving and caring they were. How they were always there to listen, help and tell you some home truths whether you wanted it or not. But it wouldn’t do them justice, no amount of words could do. They made a huge impact on my life and many others. So in their memory, it would be nice to raise a little money to support a hospice that supported them and many others.”
Peter is an avid swimmer but wanted to test himself and because it is for St.Catherine’s, he has extra motivation to complete it:
“I know it doesn’t sound a lot but when you’re carrying some extra pounds after Christmas whilst being unfit, it’s enough. It’s hard work running daily being so unfit but it’s for a good cause. I have never really done any kind of long-running, I prefer to do swimming.”
You can help Peter raise as much as possible for St.Catherine’s Hospice by donating to his fundraising page here.