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Local runner clocks up the kilometres

‘Little and often’, that’s the byword of Peter Griffiths who has managed to clock up 1,000 kilometres – or over 620 miles - running to raise money for Springhill Hospice by completing weekly 10 km runs up and around his favourite local area of Brown Wardle.

At the beginning of the year, Peter set the goal of running up this local landmark 100 times before the end of December. For each run he planned to donate £5 to reach his £500 fundraising target.

But Peter’s passion for running has been contagious. He not only completed the challenge weeks early, but his fundraising total has also risen to over £3,500 thanks to an army of runners or walkers who have joined in over the months to support him.

The challenge captured the imagination of people of all ages who, with their children and, of course, dogs, banded together and added their own donations to help Peter raise such a fantastic sum.

Peter said, “It’s been a great few months and the support has been tremendous. I definitely feel and look a lot fitter and the Brown Wardle area will always be a firm favourite. Raising this amount of money for Springhill Hospice has been great and I am already starting to think of an idea for a new challenge that might take my fundraising efforts a bit further.  

Said Springhill Hospice Chief Executive, Julie Halliwell, “This is a phenomenal achievement by Peter and a huge amount of money to raise and we are enormously grateful to him. I would also like to thank family and friends who joined in to support him with so much enthusiasm.”

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Peter’s 100 10K Challenge has brought out supporters of all ages.

Peter and family hand over a cheque to Income Services Manager Sarah Ford at Springhill Hospice for a fantastic £3,510.

The Easter Brown Wardle Family Walk/Run