Butterwick Hospice held their very own 10k Obstacle Course on Sunday 10th March, raising over £12,000 and still counting! One of our runners, a local Newton Aycliffe girl, Leanne Cooper, ran in memory of her grannie, Annie. Her grannie was diagnosed with terminal cancer in May 2017. They were told she only had weeks to live and she died that August. Her dying wish was to pass away in the comfort of her own home. Leanne and her family took turns in sitting with her grannie for her last two to three weeks, and they were so lucky to have Butterwick night sitters who helped give that extra support. Taking a lot of pressure off the family in the last days of Annie’s life. Leanne decided to take on a challenge this year for Butterwick, she wanted to say a huge thank you for all of our support and she believed by challenging herself in our 10k Obstacle Course she would be able to do this. Leanne set herself a target of £200. After the event last Sunday, Leanne smashed this target, raising over £600 for Butterwick Hospice Care. Milly Toner, Butterwick Hospice’s fundraiser said, “the event on Sunday was incredible and Leanne had a huge smile on her face the whole way around the course. Knowing people who are running in memory of their loved ones for Butterwick because we helped them is an incredible feeling”. Butterwick are overwhelmed with everyone who attended their 10k Obstacle Course and wanted to say a huge thank you.