Half-marathon ‘hell’ works out well for Katie

PUBLISHED: 16:25 13 February 2016

Kate Thomas who is one of the managers at Sidmouth Medical Practice is pictured presenting a cheque for £517.50 to Memory Cafe committee member Pat Cooper at Twyford House this week. Kate raised £400 of the money by completing a half marathon and the rest from a Christmas raffle. Kate is keen to put a team together to run the Great West Run later this year to help raise even more funds. Ref shs 05-16SH 3684. Picture: Simon Horn

Kate Thomas who is one of the managers at Sidmouth Medical Practice is pictured presenting a cheque for £517.50 to Memory Cafe committee member Pat Cooper at Twyford House this week. Kate raised £400 of the money by completing a half marathon and the rest from a Christmas raffle. Kate is keen to put a team together to run the Great West Run later this year to help raise even more funds. Ref shs 05-16SH 3684. Picture: Simon Horn

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A health centre manager says enduring ‘13 miles of hell’ was worth it after she raised more than £500 for the Admiral Nurse appeal.

Katie Thomas, of the Sid Valley Practice, took on the Great West Run in October.

A self-confessed novice runner, the mum-of-one conquered the half-marathon to raise more than double the £200 target she had set.

Katie said she would participate in the race again and would be keen to put a team together to help raise more money for the campaign.

She added: “I’m pleased to have done something for the Admiral Nurse Campaign knowing how much it will mean. It was worth the 13 miles of hell.

“I wanted to thank everyone for their support, not just fundraising, but my colleagues who supported me through my training.

“It couldn’t have been possible without their support.”

The Sidford Road resident boosted her total by another £117.50 at the practice’s Christmas party.

She presented a cheque to the Sid Valley Memory Café last Wednesday.


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