Chair of Trustees to take on Great North Run

The Chair of Trustees at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is to take on the Great North Run to raise money for the charity.

Kath Henderson, of North Anston, is training for the September half marathon. She hopes to raise hundreds for the hospice, which needs more than £3m a year to keep its doors open to support children and young adults with life shortening conditions.

“It’s a personal challenge for me, as well as giving me the opportunity to raise money for such a fabulous charity. So many people do incredibly amazing things to help raise money for Bluebell Wood and I also need to do my bit,” said Kath.

“I see first-hand the real difference Bluebell Wood makes to families across the region. Those families are incredibly amazing and deal with so much; doing the Great North Run is nothing in comparison to what they all face.”

Kath has been a Trustee at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice for several years and became the Chair of Trustees earlier this year. The Board of Trustees lead on the strategy at the charity, ensuring it’s fit for the future and continues to provide the very best care and support possible.

“I have completed the run before, also for Bluebell Wood. I’ve had a hiccups in training but I’m hoping for a time of sub three hours; I’m looking forward to it,” said Kath.

Helen Mower, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood, said: “It’s great to know that Kath is taking on this challenge for us. She, and our other committed fundraisers, help us to raise the money we need each year to provide specialist palliative care services for children and young people. Good luck, Kath!”

Anybody who’d like to take on a fundraising challenge for Bluebell Wood can get in touch with the fundraising team on 01909 517365.

To sponsor Kath, visit

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