Marathon bid for hospice

NAWN 1503242AM1 Runner James Fasey with Katy Lee (Events Fund Raiser for Martin House) also in the picture are Simon Courtman and John Batty co-owners of 50 Fifty. (1503242AM1)
NAWN 1503242AM1 Runner James Fasey with Katy Lee (Events Fund Raiser for Martin House) also in the picture are Simon Courtman and John Batty co-owners of 50 Fifty. (1503242AM1)
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Boston Spa resident James Fasey has secured a place in this month’s London Marathon.

This is James’ first marathon attempt and he decided to take on the challenge on April 26, after running for Martin House Children’s Hospice at the 2014 Great North Run.

His aim is to raise more than £5,000 for the charity and is being supported by Boston Spa’s newly opened fifty50 restaurant bar, Primrose Lane Primary School, where he is currently a Governor, and Wetherby Athletic Junior Football Club U10s. James said: “I’m delighted to be part of the small team chosen to run for the hospice.

“The hospice is one of my neighbours and over the years I have seen some of the great work they do first hand and heard many touching stories.

“The staff are fantastic and all of the services they provide for families is humbling – it certainly keeps you going during the winter months of training.”

Working in partnership with fifty50 to raise awareness and funds for Martin House, James, along with the restaurant bar’s co-owners John Batty and Simon Courtman have a range of events planned across the month of April.

This includes a Race Night on the 17th in Boston Spa’s Village Hall which all members of the community are welcome to attend.

Please feel free to call in to fifty50 on the High Street to find out more about what they are doing or buy your Race Night tickets.

Katy Lee from Martin House said: “We are delighted to have James running for the hospice this year.

“Thanks to everyone who is supporting him with sponsorship and support. Good luck James from the children and families at Martin House.”

Martin House cares for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses at the purpose-built facility on Grove Road in Boston Spa.

Places still available in other runs for the hospice. Please go to www.martinhouse.org.uk or call 01937 844569.