Director Samantha completes Yorkshire Marathon

 Continued Care is a charitable company in Harrogate

Continued Care’s director took to the streets of York this month as she completed the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.
Director Samantha Harrison has been putting in the miles for months now, preparing for the big day on Sunday 9th October.

We give match funding up to £100 for any challenges our staff take on, and we’re proud to say the Yorkshire Cancer Centre appeal is the good cause to benefit this time. As a charitable company in Harrogate, we know the value of this organisation’s work and the many people it helps every day, in its home city of Leeds and the surrounding region.

However, the road to York has been far from smooth for Samantha.
Her training was going well and she completed the Leeds 10k in July, raising £700 in the process. However, a fall on holiday in August left her with a broken wrist, so running was out of the question for a few weeks!
She was soon back on track and stayed positive despite the setbacks.

“I have been training since March and didn’t want to give up just because of a broken wrist,” she said.
“As my dear friend Louise said to me when I was having self doubts, ‘look at the amazing athletes in the Rio Paralympics’. They have overcome all sorts of challenges to excel in their chosen sports, and it really put my setback into perspective.
“I know the brilliant work that goes on daily at the Leeds Cancer Hospital looking after patients and their relatives, so I took that as inspiration – it really helped me get round the course."

Samantha was also helped by her daughter Amy, who ran with her, and the pair of them made it over the line together.
“I said from the outset I didn’t ever want to do another marathon, and I stand by that! So I’m really pleased to have raised so much, and I’m very grateful to everyone who sponsored me,” she said.

Samantha has now raised an impressive £1,800 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre. If you would like to contribute to her fundraising, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Samantha-Harrison25. Thank you.

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