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Wakefield man runs six marathons to raise more than £36,000 for cancer charity

Tom Hacker

Tom Hacker

A SON who lost his mother to cancer has completed six marathons in six days to raise more than £36,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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

Yesterday, (Saturday August 16) he ran from Hull to Spurn Point to successfully end his six-day coast-to-coast challenge.

Mr Hacker, who has previously raised £30,000 for the charity by completing endurance challenges, said on his Facebook page: “I have given this everything I had. I crossed the line surrounded by my friends and family after 165 miles of running.

“No matter how hard the challenge, if you believe in what you are doing and give it your all, it’s worth it. Thank you to everyone that has played a part in my event. Big or small.”

Matt Jarvis wrote on Mr Hacker’s Facebook page: You are an inspiration for a generation. I am putting you forward for Pride of Britain mate. Your Mum would be so very proud of you.”

To donate, go to e www.6marathons6days.co.uk

 

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