An in-home carer from Bishop Auckland is set to walk 16 miles to raise funds for Butterwick Hospice next week.
Lee Maroney, 46, who has been caring at home for his wife, Sarah, for the past 27 years, decided he ‘wanted to try and help a little’ due to the fact that the Coronavirus pandemic ‘has destroyed much of the charity’s sources of income’.
Lee will set off from Frosterley on Tuesday 13th April and walk the 16 miles to Butterwick Hospice on Woodhouse Lane in Bishop Auckland.
He has been getting into shape for the walk over the past few months and decided on Frosterly as the starting point as ‘it’s a lovely walk and I didn’t want to start so far away that I couldn’t make it back!’
‘I’m sure that everyone reading this has at some time been touched by cancer,’ adds Lee, ‘either themselves or friends and family, so I’m sure you’ll agree that it is a fantastic cause and a much needed service.’
Lee has set up a virginmoneygiving page to allow anyone who would like to support his sponsored walk to make a donation. All the money collected will go directly to Butterwick Hospice.
At the time of publishing, friends and family had already contributed a fantastic £240 towards his £300 target, but as Lee says, ‘the more who contribute the better to such a well deserving cause’.