Posted on Thursday 21st April 2011
A member of staff at the Cumberland Infirmary is putting on her running shoes for the third time this year in aid of charity – and she doesn’t plan to stop there.
Outpatients Appointments Coordinator Sheena James will take part in the Sunderland 10K run in June, her third charity run this year after completing the 5K in Edinburgh in January and the Great Ireland Run on Sunday 10 April.
She also has plans to run the London 10K, Gateshead 10k, and also the Great North Run, for the fourth year running.
Sheena’s efforts don’t just stretch to running – she also took part in the recent Wellie Walk in aid of the Eden Valley Hospice and has also taken part in three Midnight Walks around Carlisle, also for the hospice.
Other charities to benefit from Sheena’s hard work include the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Kidney Research, the Alzheimer’s Society and Marie Curie Cancer Care to name just a few, raising around £3,000 over the last few years.
Sheena said: “My first run was the Great North Run in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and I only did that because my friend had asked me. After that I was really bitten by the running bug. It’s a fantastic feeling when you finish a run and raising money for a good cause just boosts that even more.
“My family think I’m a little crazy but support me every time and I often take part in races with my brother Stephen. My next run in Sunderland will be for Help for Heroes and I’m really looking forward to it.