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Harrogate woman nears £11,000 fundraising total for hospice that cared for her dad

Harrogate woman Lorraine Bradley has taken on a number of fundraising challenges in aid of St Michael's Hospice, who cared for her dad before he passed away.

Harrogate woman nears £11,000 fundraising total for hospice that cared for her dad A Harrogate woman has raised just shy of £11,000 for the hospice that cared for her dad in his final days. Lorraine Bradley lost her dad Roger to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2022. In his final days, Roger was cared for by St Michael’s Hospice. And in February last year, to thank the hospice for supporting him, Lorraine embarked on a fundraising journey, taking on challenge after challenge to raise money. Lorraine said:

"My dad spent a few weeks in Saint Michael's Hospice and really enjoyed his stay. "He was very well looked after by the nurses, doctors and the care support workers, so I would like to give back for the help and support they have showed our family at our hardest time."
[caption id="attachment_101060" align="aligncenter" width="578"] Lorraine Bradley and her dad, Roger.[/caption] Lorraine’s year of fundraising challenges is coming to an end. She took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in September, the Rob Burrow 10k, Muddy Boots Harrogate and even hosted her own 'Quiz, Pie and Peas' night. And this weekend, Lorraine will be taking on her final challenge as she hopes to reach the £11,000 mark. She will be running a half marathon from Ripon to Harrogate on Sunday (25th February). Speaking about Roger, Lorraine said:
“My dad was a very active man, walking 8 miles most days and had everything to live for, but this was taken away from us way too fast. "As a family we sadly had to watch the deterioration of a once strong, healthy and fit man.”
To contribute to her campaign, find Lorraine's JustGiving page here. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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