More than £1,000 has been handed over to our hospital charity after a member of Lowestoft Road Runners completed the London Marathon earlier this month.

Steph Strowger visited our hospital yesterday, Tuesday 18 October, to officially handover the money raised through sponsorship and donations following her marathon run. A total of £1,050 was raised and this will now be directed to where it is most needed in the hospital.

This was the first time Steph had run the London Marathon and she completed it in five hours and 35 seconds.

She said; “I had previously applied several times to take part but had been rejected. Then I was offered a place when I was pregnant but I was able to defer it for a year, so I have been training around looking after my little one, running at least three times a week. I have completed several half marathons before but a full marathon was really different.

“I chose the James Paget as it has helped lots of family and friends and I wanted to support our local hospital, so I’m pleased that the funds will be used where they are most needed.”

James Paget Charity Co-ordinator Maxine Taylor said; “We’d like to thank Steph for raising over £1,000 for our charity through her marathon run. It is very kind of her to choose to run for our hospital and the money raised will go to wards and departments who may need additional items to support patients. Her generosity is much appreciated and we’d like to thank everyone who supported her too.”