Nicola Lloyd, Senior Associate at Wilmslow based solicitors, JBGass, was delighted to complete the Great Manchester Run half marathon, raising £645 for St Ann’s Hospice in Heald Green.

Five years ago, Nicola’s aunt sadly passed away with cancer, the team at St Ann’s played a vital role in her last few weeks of life. Nicola was motivated to complete her challenge in support of the important work the hospice does for cancer patients.

Senior Associate with JBGass, Nicola Loyd after completing the Great Manchester Run
Senior Associate with JBGass, Nicola Loyd after completing the Great Manchester Run

St Ann’s Hospice is a specialist organisation that caters to the unique physical, emotional and social needs of those with a life-limiting illnesses, also providing support for family and friends in those difficult times.

After completing the half marathon in 2:16:23 Nicola was amazed to see she had broken her fundraising target of £500. Nicola is no stranger to competing, back in 2016 she ran Great Manchester Run 10K finding it very tough.

Nicola commented: “In lockdown, I started running again and now everything is opening up I wanted to continue to keep fit and not slow down. I’ve always wanted to do the Great Manchester Run and it was even better to compete for something very close to my heart.

“Breaking my fundraising goal was an amazing feeling and I’m overwhelmed with joy to contribute to the amazing work St Ann’s does. Who knows maybe I will be competing again soon.”

Taking it up a step, Nicola has entered the ballot for the London Marathon. Although there’s no guarantee for a spot she’s training hard and is keen to run the race in support of St Ann’s Hospice.

You can donate to Nicola’s fundraiser via her Just Giving Page.

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