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Hundreds run in memory of Terry Fox at The Four Seasons Hotel
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HUNDREDS of runners braved wind and rain to slog across the north Hampshire countryside for charity.
The Four Seasons Hotel in Dogmersfield held its sixth annual Terry Fox run on Sunday, in memory of a 22-year-old who died of cancer. Adults and children both tackled the five kilometre course to help the hotel hit its year-long fundraising goal of £21,000, which will be divided between the Terry Fox Foundation and The Brain Tumour Charity.
Four Seasons’ general manager Charlie Parker was delighted with the turnout.
“In the last few years we have seen great growth. What we want to do is to create a family feel to it. “We also want to reach out to the local community.
“We have a beautiful estate to run around and we want people to be part of it.”
Four Seasons Hotels, which is a Canadian founded company, has supported the Terry Fox Foundation every year since the death of Terry in June 1981. The Canadian was diagnosed with bone cancer aged 18 and had his leg amputated above the knee.
To raise money for charity he ran 3,339 miles over 143 days across Canada before being forced to stop because of lung cancer. This year, the hotel has also pledged to fundraise for The Brain Tumour Charity, founded by Dogmersfield residents Neil and Angela Dickson.
The pair founded the charity in 1996 following the death of their only daughter Samantha, aged 17.
“We really appreciate the Four Seasons supporting us,” said mum-of-two Angela.
The charity, which is based in Farnborough, has raised more than £18m and is supported by Earl Spencer, and England World Cup winning rugby star Jonny Wilkinson.
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