Runner completes 50K “Ultra Marathon” in memory of his Aunt

11th September 2018

Hugh Risebrow has taken on the Salisbury 50K “Ultra Marathon” and so far raised £980 for St Barnabas Hospice

Hugh Risebrow (56) successfully completed the “Salisbury 5,4,3,2,1 50K Trail Ultra Marathon” in memory of his Aunt, Sheila Creasey. He has raised an amazing £980 for St Barnabas Hospice so far.

Hugh’s Aunt, Sheila, was diagnosed with Dementia, and sadly died in January 2018 following a two-week stay at the St Barnabas Hospice in the Hospital in Grantham.

Hugh said:

“My Aunt was always laughing and joking. She was sporty and fun, representing her county in hockey and tennis, which inspired me to be sporty too. She had no kids of her own and me and my siblings were her surrogate children.

“She lived a full and happy life and died at 94. The Hospice allowed her to spend her final weeks still laughing and joking while being genuinely cared for.”

This was Hugh’s first fundraising activity for St Barnabas Hospice. To add to his sponsorship amount, please visit

When asked about the care his Aunt received at St Barnabas Hospice, Hugh said:

“If I was in her shoes it’s what I’d want for myself. She was treated as a person, by people who genuinely cared for her. I remember her laughing and joking when I was young, and she was laughing and joking in the Hospice too.”

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