A dedicated local fundraiser – and Prova PR employee – is urging Warwick and Leamington residents to use your legs as she limbers up for this weekend’s Warwick Half Marathon.
Sarah Hookey will be raising vital funds for Warwickshire’s paediatric physiotherapy services when she takes part in the 13.1 mile trek on Sunday. The race has particularly poignant connotations for Sarah, whose two-year old son Lincoln is living with cerebral palsy and receives care from Warwickshire’s specialist physiotherapy unit.
Speaking ahead of the half marathon, Sarah said: “We have been blown away by the excellent level of care Lincoln has received from Warwickshire’s paediatric physiotherapy team. Unfortunately, this area of care is incredibly under-funded, with not all of the equipment or ground breaking therapies available on the NHS.
“When it came to signing up for the Warwick Half Marathon, raising funds for Warwickshire’s physio services felt like the natural choice. I’m running the 13 miles for Lincoln and anyone struggling to use their legs, for whatever reason. We’ve all been inspired by Lincoln’s determination to get up and try, always with a smile on his face, so I’m encouraging everyone who can to go out and use their legs!”
But her charitable endeavours don’t end there. Alongside the Half Marathon, Sarah also hosted a charity bake sale at Warwick’s Prova PR, where she is head of operations, and is currently devising a programme of fundraising activity for later in the year.