An Essex Police fingerprint examiner together with her sister and dad raised over £1,200 for St Luke’s Hospice after running three marathons and completing an obstacle course.
Samantha Gray, who works at Essex Police HQ in Chelmsford, took on not one but three marathons as well as a 20 mile obstacle course this year to raise awareness and funds for St Luke’s Hospice in memory of her late nan who received support from the hospice.
Sadly, in July 2016, Sam’s nan passed away after a 10-year battle with kidney disease. St Luke’s Hospice played a big role in ensuring Sam’s nan could spend her time in the comfort of her own home.
As a way of saying thank you to the team at St Luke’s Hospice, Sam decided to run the Brighton Marathon on April 9 in memory of her nan and to fundraise as much as possible for the charity.
Taking on a marathon would be a challenge for Sam, she had run half marathons before and after five months of training, she completed the marathon with her dad, Kevin, in just 4 hours and 32 minutes.