Clare takes on the Manchester and London Marathon in her dad’s memory

Runner Clare Finch will be inspired by her late father when she pounds the streets of Manchester and London in April.

By News Team on April 16, 2019

Clare, from Hazel Grove, is hoping to raise £2,000 for St Ann’s from her exploits running marathons in both cities.

The charity cared for her dad Ken Rodden who died of esophageal cancer in December, aged 71.

The retired paramedic spent his final weeks as in an inpatient at our Heald Green hospice.

I can't thank the hospice enough and they were amazing with my dad and mum Liz. Nothing was too much trouble and the level of care was second to none. I'll be honoured to run in my dad's memory and raise money for St Ann's. The races are only two weeks apart and I'm excited by the challenge. Clare Finch

Clare, a private banking manager with NatWest, is an experienced member of Bramhall Runners and has run the London and Manchester marathons once before.

In London she is part of a Team St Ann’s which includes the hospice’s Ward Manager Kelly Foster who personally cared for Ken while he was a patient.

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