Cancer fundraiser to run six marathons in six days in his mum’s memory

Tom Hacker
Tom Hacker
Have your say

A SON who has who has raised thousands of pounds for charities after his mother died from cancer is set to tackle his biggest-ever challenge.

Tom Hacker, 27, from Horbury, Wakefield, lost his mother Susan, to cancer 13 years ago.

He has since gone on to raise nearly £30,000 for cancer charities in her memory.

He plans to run six marathons in six days in August to raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 165 mile coast-to-coast challenge starts in Liverpool on Monday August 11 and will cover a route through Manchester and Leeds to Hull.

He is aiming to raise £20,000 for the charity, which will be used to fund a new nursing role.

Mr Hacker said: “Running doesn’t come naturally to me. This is 100 per cent my biggest challenge yet.”

In 2007 he walked 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End in 28 days and in 2011 cycled the same route in six days.

He said: “I’m doing this because I miss my mum and it makes me feel better.

“Cancer makes me sad for what I have lost and sad for all I may be yet to lose.”

For more information visit

Members of the public are being warned about about rogue websites advertising fake premium rate numbers for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' cruelty line.

SCAM ALERT: People warned of fake RSPCA websites advertising premium rate numbers