Sharon Owen, 47 from Amlwch will be lacing up her trainers and tackling run two 10k runs, one weekend after another, to raise funds for her local hospice.

Covering a total of 20km in the space of seven days, Sharon will take part in the Anglesey 10k on the 3rd of March followed by the Chester 10km on the 10th. She is running in memory of her friend Nia Booth from Llanrwst.

Sharon, a local chef said:

“I’m looking forward to the runs, particularly Anglesey which will be very scenic.  I’ve run a 10K before but never two on back to back weekends.

“My dear friend Nia passed away the end of 2017 after battling with brain tumours for many years. Her last few weeks were spent in St Davids Hospice in Llandudno where her care was fantastic. I want to raise valuable funds for this amazing place to help support the valuable work and care that goes on there.

“St Davids Hospice provides end of life care to adults and support for families in Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.  They rely largely on donations and fundraising.

All I’ve heard is praise from Nia’s family about the standard of care. I hope my runs raise both money and awareness for St David’s in Nia’s name.”

St David’s Hospice is currently fundraising to develop a new four-bed satellite inpatient unit at Penrhos Stanley Community Hospital, Holyhead.

Conwy Area Fundraiser, James Wilde said:

“This will be a real test but after speaking to Sharon I know she will succeed. The funds and awareness raised will be a great way to remember Nia and fantastic support to us here at St David’s Hospice.”

To support Sharon in her fundraising efforts please https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sharon-owen12