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Lady Runs Pancake Day Race Raising more than £1000

Meet Deirdre Bethune, the only person to enter and complete the Olney pancake race on Shrove Tuesday.

Labour councillor for Olney, Deirdre, has been running the same route on shrove Tuesday since 1997, meaning she has completed the run consecutively for 24 years!


She has raised funds for the much loved and appreciated Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes.


On her fundraising page, Deirdre said, ''I am doing this as I have run this route on Shrove Tuesday every year since 1997 and don’t see why Covid should stop me and hopefully this way I can raise some money for Willen to support all the great work that they do''


If you would like to make a donation to Deirdre's page then click here.


Willen Hospice provides specialist end-of-life care for adults, focusing on four key areas: specialist symptom control, emotional support, spiritual support and care for carers.Often the most distressing aspect of living with life-limiting illnesses is the types of pain and symptoms which can arise. Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers can give compassionate, specialist support to patients, and their family members, to help deal with, as they wish to, the physical and emotional effects of both their illness and treatments.


Watch a video of Deidre below.


What a great achievement! Well done Deidre!


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