Sharon Owen, 47 from Amlwch took on a 20km running challenge for St David’s Hospice in memory of her much-loved friend Nia Booth.

In the space of seven days, Sharon took part in the Anglesey 10k followed by the Chester 10k. Through the kind donations from friends and family, she raised £662 in sponsorship.

Sharon, a local chef said;

“The best part of the races was when I’d completed them both in memory of a dear friend Nia helping to raise valuable funds and awareness for St David’s Hospice.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has not just sponsored me and shared my story. Peter Booth, Nia’s husband who helped raise sponsor money for me, and my running buddies, Caz Hull and Eleanor Goad who each did a 10k with me”

“I’m looking forward to doing another challenge next year for the Hospice.”

St David’s Hospice delivers palliative and end of life care to those who need it most in Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy. St David’s Hospice recently merged with Hospice at Home Gwynedd and Anglesey to become one organisation ensuring Hospice care continues to be available free of charge to the local people of North West Wales.

Hospice Area Fundraiser, James Wilde said:

“Running two 10K’s on back to back weekends is an amazing feat and a great way for Sharon to remember Nia. Her fundraising efforts will make a real difference to local patients and their families who are living with advanced illnesses and those in need of end of life care. Thank you”

You could follow in Sharon’s footsteps and run either the Bangor Half (Sunday, October 6th) or Conwy Half (Sunday, November 17th) half marathons for St David’s Hospice.

St David’s Hospice have a limited amount of free places (min. sponsorship required) in the two half marathons. For more information or for a promo code contact James on 01492 873674 or email james.wilde@stdavidshospice.org.uk.