Soham man raises hundreds for Starlight charity

JAMIE Hills raised more than �300 to help make the once-in-a-lifetime wishes of seriously ill children come true by completing the Royal Parks Foundation Half-Marathon for the charity Starlight.

Jamie’s nine-year-old godson Alex is suffering with an incurable brain tumour and the 41-year-old took part in the run to help dozens of children like him enjoy an amazing experience through the charity.

Although Jamie, of Soham, has done the London Marathon four times, it was the first time that he had done the Royal Parks Foundation Half-Marathon and completed the course in an impressive time of 1hr 59mins 26 secs.

Jamie said: “I want to raise money for Starlight, which specialises in granting wishes of a lifetime to seriously and terminally ill children and entertains more than 500,000 children with fun and laughter in every hospital and hospice throughout the UK.

“My Godson, Alex, has an incurable brain tumour - Starlight are there for children like Alex and their family, giving them happy memories, whatever the future may hold.”

Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, the 13.1-mile route ran across four of London’s stunning Royal Parks - Hyde Park, St James’ Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park. It took place on October 7.

To add more funds to Jamie’s total visit www.justgiving.com/jamieroyalparks or contact Starlight at www.starlight.org.uk

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