Have time of your life for hospice

John-Paul Dickie.
John-Paul Dickie.

Northumberland residents are being invited to have the time of their lives by raising funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.

The Gosforth hospice is calling on well-wishers to make a new year’s resolution to sign up for its ‘life list’ charity challenge to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Among those to tackle one of the challenges last year was John-Paul Dickie, of Blyth, who did the Great North Run to mark the tenth anniversary of his father Ian’s death.

He said: “My dad died after a long-term battle with cancer on June 21, 2005. He used the hospice outpatient service for many months. By running for St Oswald’s, it meant that although my dad is no longer here, the money raised can help towards treatment and care for others in memory of him.”

The list comprises more than 50 sponsored challenges, though people can come up with their own.

See www.stoswaldsuk.org