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Friday, 29 May 2015

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Hexham: Runner raises cash for hospice

A HEXHAM charity has received a surprise donation after a kind-hearted fund-raiser read of its plight in the Hexham Courant.

After reading about the theft of a Tynedale Hospice at Home collection tin Angela Marshall, who works for Riding Mill-based Garth Thompson Wealth management, decided to run a marathon to replace the lost cash.

Angela was sponsored by family and colleagues to complete the Run Northumberland half marathon at Kirkley Hall, Ponteland last month.

She raised £145 with Garth Thompson, the senior partner at her company, adding an extra £50 to the total.

Hospice fund-raising officer Cathy Bates said: She said: “Knowing someone read about the theft in the Courant and actually thought of doing something to put it right is unexpected, but wonderful.”

The collection tin was stolen from the hospice’s Battle Hill shop in March.