Fundraiser takes on Triple 13 challenge in mum's memory

Raising funds for St Joseph's Hospice

The last Sunday of May will be the last of 13 special dates in the diary of a Liverpool man on a mission to raise money for St Joseph's Hospice.

Pete Waugh will be running 13 miles around the Mull of Kintyre that day to complete a series of 13 half-marathons in 13 months. He undertook his 'Triple 13 Challenge' following the loss of his 74-year-old mother Nora to cancer in 2016. She spent her final days at St Joseph's, and Pete's gratitude for the care she received inspired him to get his running shoes on and raise £2,000 for the Thornton-based hospice.

The 48-year-old selected each of his 13 half-marathons with his mother in mind – hence he started in Windsor in May last year owing to her love of Windsor Castle, and even ran a race in Ontario, Canada where her mother's brother Colin lives. He returned to his home city for April's Liverpool half-marathon, which was the 11th race on his list – and his uncle Colin and cousins Alison and Chris flew over to support him alongside his mother's sister Joan.

Speaking of his motivation to keep running, Pete said: 'The care, compassion and complete dedication of the wonderful people at St Joseph's Hospice to Mum and my family made this difficult time more bearable.'

Laura Smith, community fundraiser at St Joseph's Hospice said: 'Pete has just two more half-marathons left so please show your support by donating to his Triple 13 Challenge. We'll all be rooting for him.'

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pete-waughtriple13