Seaton mother-of-three's marathon challenge

PUBLISHED: 15:03 27 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:09 30 August 2017

Adele Foxwell. Picture: SUBMITTED

Adele Foxwell. Picture: SUBMITTED

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Forty-two-year old will run 35 miles for the town's end-of-life nursing service

A 42-year-old Seaton mother-of-three will be running a 35-mile Ultra-Marathon on Saturday (September 2) in aid of Seaton Friends Hospiscare@Home.

Adele Foxwell will set off from Fisherman’s Gap at 8am and hopes to complete the run between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

She said: “I wanted to do a 35-mile Ultra Marathon around my local area as a challenge for myself. But after recently helping to look after my neighbour who was in the later stages of prostate cancer, I discovered what an amazing job the Seaton Friends Hospiscare@Home nurses do for our town. So I decided I would like to do my challenge to help raise some funds for this great charity in memory of my neighbour, Ken Potter, who sadly passed away recently.

Adele is hoping to raise £200 through sponsorship.

A spokeswoman for Seaton Hospital League of Friends said: “We are incredibly grateful to Adele to be running in aid of our Seaton Friends Hospiscare@Home service.

“The service, now more vital than ever, with no opportunity to use Seaton Hospital beds for end of life care, operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is entirely funded by the League, receiving no funding from NHS sources, even as the NHS support for end of life care locally is pared back.

“The League relies on the kind support and generosity of the local community to enable us to continue with our work, for this we are very thankful.”

Anyone wishing to support Adele on her challenge, can do so on-line at: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/adelefoxwell1

For more information on either the League or Seaton Friends Hospiscare@Home, please contact League manager, Lycia Moore on 01297 20143

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