A HUSBAND and wife duo completed the Great Eastern Run in Peterborough on Sunday.
Sam and Mark Hubbard have raised around £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of Sam’s sister Nikki Graham, adding to the £2,100 raised at her funeral.
Sam said: “We got round, even though we were both injured. It was really painful at the end but I’m glad we did it. It’s been worthwhile.”
In addition to Sam and Paul doing the half-marathon, other family members completed a fun run to raise even more cash.
Sam’s mum Pauline Sexton and her three children – Megan (9) and twins Josh and Ollie (7) – successfully finished the four kilometre race and are already planning next year’s race.
Nikki, who was 29, died of cancer in May this year. She had originally been diagnosed with skin cancer more than two years previously and the family had thought she was clear after an operation.
However, the cancer got into her lymph nodes and spread throughout her body. Nikki went through gruelling treatment but was told in November that her cancer was terminal.
Sam said: “She left such a legacy. She was so positive the whole way through so we feel we have to live up to that.
“The Macmillan nurses were so brilliant. They were there the whole time for Nikki and are still there for us now. We just wanted to say thanks.”
A friend of Sam’s, Paul Larham, works at QV Foods in March and told them about she was doing. QV Foods donated the proceeds of their Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to Sam’s fund and a cheque was presented on Wednesday.
To donate to Sam and Paul’s fundraising, go to www.justgiving.com/Nikki-Graham0