Marathon effort to raise cash for charity
A BROTHER and sister team are lacing up their running shoes, polishing putters and suiting up for charity.
Kelly Hewson-Fisher and Ross Hewson will run the London Marathon on Sunday, April 21, as well as holding a variety of events to raise money for Scope.
The pair was inspired following the support they received from the charity when Mr Hewson's stepdaughter, Olivia Woodward, went through treatment for cerebral palsy.
The 33-year-old farmer from Tetney said: "I successfully completed the London Marathon in 2009 with my brother James and raised more than £2,000 for Scope.
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"Olivia went through a lot of operations. We were in and out of hospital and Scope supported us.
"We also realised there are a lot of people far worse off than us so that is why we want to raise as much money as possible.
"I was initially hampered by an injury and the training is just starting, but I am confident that the 26 miles of the marathon will be completed.
"The Paralympics last year really raised awareness and strengthened the message that you can achieve what you set out to."
Kelly, 35, from Holton-le-Clay, said: "I have raised money for the charity before but this will be my first marathon.
"I go running most days and I am up to about 16 miles at the minute.
"We want to raise £3,600, which will help the charity provide teaching aids and equipment.
"It is hard to fit in training around work and home life, but I am determined.
"My mum ran the marathon in 1986 and both my brothers did it four years ago so I have to give it a go."
And Olivia is backing the pair all the way.
She added: "The money raised will help children who might be in a wheelchair. I will be watching and cheering them on."
Prior to the marathon, a black tie ball and three-course meal will take place, on Friday, March 8 at Lucarly's, in Humberston, with an auction and raffle too. Doors will open at 7pm and tickets are £35.
A golf day will take place on Friday, March 22, at Tetney Golf Club, costing £25 per person.
And a quiz night is organised for Saturday, April 27, at The New Inn, North Thoresby. Tickets cost £5 per person, with teams restricted to a minimum of four people.
For more information, contact Kelly on 07807 013438 or email@example.com, or Ross on 07967 016253 or firstname.lastname@example.org