A Doncaster caretaker recently completed his fifth Great North Run to raise funds for St John’s Hospice.

Norman Tyrer took on the challenge in order to raise money for the Balby based hospice where his father-in-law had attended the day centre.

He managed to raise a staggering £670. This included donations for his run as well as money collected at his father-in-law’s funeral.

Norman said: “I wanted to raise money for the hospice where my father-in-law visited to give back to them for the great work that they do. It’s 15 years ago since I last did the run so I have been training at the keep fit class at the school where I work for a while now and I’ve never felt better. I felt amazing when I had finished the run. I am amazed at the generosity of people and so grateful for all the donations.”

John Wells of St John’s Hospice said: “We are so grateful for this donation, the money raised will be used well and it’s truly appreciated by patients, families and staff. Norman did a great job doing the Great North Run. Well done!”

To know more about supporting your local hospice by becoming a sponsor or to fundraise by holding an event, please contact the fundraising team on 01302 796662 or 01302 798391. Alternatively you can donate here:


St John’s Hospice is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).