A nurse at St Luke’s Hospice is taking part in a Christmas 10k run at Tatton Park to raise money for the Hospice.

Nicky Thompson, who has been working on the Inpatient Unit at St Luke’s for almost three years said: “I do go to the gym and lift weights, but I am not a runner. My husband Geoff had a bright idea to raise money for St Luke’s as we know it’s mostly charitable donations that fund care, so he suggested we do a 10k run.

“We wanted to raise money for St Luke’s as it’s a wonderful charity. I think of my fellow nurses as a little, supportive family. It is by far the best nursing job I’ve had and I see myself working here for many years to come.”

Nurse Nicky, who lives in Winsford, has been training hard, forgoing her usual Body Pump classes for the running track. She added: “My husband and I have a goal of completing the run in 90 minutes, so far in training our best time is one hour and 15 minutes, which we’re hoping to improve for race day.

“I’m looking forward to the Tatton Yule Yomp, but I am apprehensive. Geoff and I really appreciate everyone that has supported us, and in turn the Hospice with their generous donations. We really want to smash our target and raise lots of money for this fantastic place.”

If you would like to support Nicky Thompson when she runs the Tatton Yule Yomp on the 8th December you can find her JustGiving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nicola-thompson73