Sporty sisters help hospice

Three sisters are going the extra mile to help the cancer charity which looked after their mother.

Cora, Beth and Ella Beeson are putting in the miles to help Katherine House Hospice
Cora, Beth and Ella Beeson are putting in the miles to help Katherine House Hospice

Beth, Cora and Ella Beeson from Stafford have been taking on three different running challenges over seven days to raise funds for Katherine House Hospice.

The charity provides palliative care for people with serious or life-limiting illnesses and their families, with the girl’s mother Helen having been helped by the charity after her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2016.

She said her daughters had wanted to do something to help a charity after hearing how much they had been struggling for funds.

She said: “They decided to do something after hearing about charities struggling, with Ella saying she could run a marathon over seven days.

“Beth and Cora then said they wanted to do something and raise funds for charity.

“They do like running and doing lots of sports, being members of a swimming club, and they decided to do it for Katherine House, as they had looked after me.”

The sisters are helping the charity which treated their mother Helen for breast cancer

The challenge has seen 13-year-old Ella running a full marathon over seven days, 10-year-old Beth do a half-marathon and six-year-old Cora run a mile a day for seven days.

Mrs Beeson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and is currently in remission, said the girls had been out running on the streets and across Cannock Chase to complete the challenge and raise around £250.

She said it was lovely to see her daughters so motivated and wanting to help a charity close to their hearts.

She said: “It’s lovely to see them want to help Katherine House to get access to more services.

“When I had cancer treatments a few years ago, I used their services and and I know the affect they have on patients and the importance of the charity.

“I hope it can inspire other people to get out and get active and do something for important charities such as Katherine House.”

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