Hardy runners in hospice tops have raised a fantastic amount.

On Sunday 10th March supporters completed the MBNA Chester 10k road race in less than perfect conditions and in total raised £6,000.

John and Gary Clark were all smiles at the finish line in a packed city centre

Fun in the rain

Amongst them in the buzzing city atmosphere was Nicole Saunders, mother of Oliver Saunders who attends both Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith for respite stays and hydrotherapy.

She ran with a group of friends who all collected sponsorship money as a way of giving something back to our hospices.

Nicole said: "We all had fun despite the rain.

"Oliver couldn't join us as he wasn't 100% and the weather wasn't ideal for him.

"It was a really great day though."

Nicole Saunders (third from left) and friends were greeted at the finish by her fiancé and Oliver's dad, Dan Saunders

Area fundraiser Nicola Eyes said: "It was a great morning in Chester and although the weather was wet, it didn’t dampen the spirits of our runners or supporters.

"We are so grateful to all our runners for selecting to run for the hospices, and congratulations to Active Leisure for another fantastic event.

"We hope to see you at the Half Marathon in May."

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