On 27th July, 18 year old Jack Worrall from Prescot will be setting off on a 50 mile ultra marathon across the Lake District to help raise money for the hospice which cared for his grandad, Alan.
Jack says: “I was only about 5 when my grandad was in Willowbrook but I felt welcome in the hospice and didn’t feel like I had entered a sad place which obviously helped. One clear memory I do have is taking my old dog Faith in to the hospice to see my grandad which brought him so much pleasure. The care Willowbrook provides to those in need is amazing and plays such a huge role in making a hard situation easier for all those involved.”
Starting in Dalemain and finishing in Coniston Jack will have 24 hours to complete the event.
Jack continues: “The thought of the ultramarathon still hasn’t fully hit me in terms of the distance I’ll be covering and the time I’ll spend on the move. I know it’s going to be extremely hard and will test me both physically and mentally but the thing that’s going to keep me motivated is the fact that I’ll be raising money for Willowbrook.
Nicky Saunders, Head of Fundraising at the Prescot based hospice says: “We’re so grateful to people like Jack who support us by taking on challenges such as the ultra marathon. As a hospice, we only receive about a third of our funding from the local Clinical Commissioning Groups and that’s we rely so much on the generosity of our community to help us to continue to care and support people with life limiting illnesses across St Helens and Knowsley.”
To support Jack, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jack-worrall50