Banbury man’s three half marathons for children’s hospice

Lee Davies at start of the Ridgeway Run. Photo: Helen & Douglas House NNL-180210-162308001
Lee Davies at start of the Ridgeway Run. Photo: Helen & Douglas House NNL-180210-162308001

A Banbury man is hoping to raise £1,500 by running three half marathons in three weeks for children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House.

Lee Davies has already completed two of the challenges, the Ridgeway Run on September 22 and Blenheim Half Marathon on Sunday, September 30.

His final race to complete the ‘autumn triple’ is the Oxford Half Marathon this Sunday, October 7, with £1,400 already raised for the hospice.

“Helen and Douglas House needs our support more than ever right now,” he said.

“Earlier this year they took the difficult decision to close their young adults hospice because they could not continue to meet the cost of keeping it running.

“So this autumn I am increasing my effort in a bid to raise some more funds for Helen and Douglas House to help secure their vital services into the future.

“Please support me and the local terminally ill children who come to Helen and Douglas House by making as generous a donation as you can because every penny is urgently needed.”

Alison Hooker, from Helen and Douglas House, said their work caring for terminally-ill children and their families at the base in Oxford and at home would be impossible without fundraising from people like Lee.

“As a charity we cannot do this without people like Lee raising money for us by taking on amazing sporting challenges like this,” she said.

To make a donation to Helen and Douglas House and help Lee reach his target of £1,500 for his triple autumn challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lee-davies25