A woman who is preparing to run the London Marathon for Queenscourt Hospice says she is “overwhelmed by the generosity” shown by people backing her.
Tracey Barlow is currently training hard, putting the miles in as she gets ready to complete the 26.2-mile marathon this October.
She has already raised £2,000 for the charity, with people able to donate via her Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TraceyJBarlow
Tracey was at North Meols Tennis Club in Churchtown in Southport on Saturday (3rd September 2022) for a Comedy Night by Big Comedy starring Dom Woodward and Richard Morton, with MC Brendan Riley.
She hosted a fundraising raffle during the event, with some great prizes provided by local businesses.
Tracey said: “Here is a picture of a selection of, believe it or not, SOME not all the prizes from Saturday night’s raffle at North Meols Tennis Club, where an amazing £480 was raised for Queenscourt Hospice.
“I am overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity!
“I would like to say thank you to the following: Volare Restaurant, Gymophobics, Victoria Leisure, The Grand, The Vincent, Sweeney’s Florist, Morrisons Southport, Giving at Next, The Swan Restaurant, Joseph Holt pubs, Tina Clark, Margaret Harrison, Stu Harrison, Yvonne & Mike Fairhurst, Dave Price, Andy & Julie Fairhurst, Jen Sisson, Wigan Beer, Word of Mouth, Hannah Parker, Angela Norton and the fundraising team at Queenscourt Hospice.”
Tracey works at Queenscourt Hospice, and was inspired to run the London Marathon after she lost her beloved husband Andrew to a brain tumour. He was just 36 years old.
A keen runner, she is looking forward to taking on the world famous run on 2nd October 2022.
Tracey’s final words to her late husband, Andrew, was a promise to “do something that would make you proud” – and she is doing just that.
Queenscourt, which has a hospice on Town Lane in Southport, cares for around 2,000 families from across West Lancashire, Southport and Formby each year.
Tracey said: “The care Andrew received, as well as the support provided to our families, was incredible and something we will never forget.
“The London Marathon will be tough, physically and mentally; 26.2 miles but with every step I will think of Andrew and his battle.
“I also want to enjoy this experience, so my focus isn’t on a time but to raise as much money as I can, so that many more people in need can also benefit from the amazing help and support provided by Queenscourt.”
- To donate to Tracey’s JustGiving page please visit: ttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TraceyJBarlow or scan the QR code in this article.