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Kirkwood Hospice Ambassador, Andy Wright, aka “andy5000Miles”, is currently in the middle of a mammoth 5-year mission to run 5,000 miles in 5 years, to raise funds and awareness for Kirkwood Hospice.

Mirfield man, Andy Wright, is currently part of a challenge to run 5,000 miles in 5 years for Kirkwood Hospice.

This challenge has seen Andy undertake countless different running challenges, including park runs, several marathons and half marathons to raise vitals funds and awareness for Kirkwood.

He has taken on running challenges in a variety of locations across the UK and in other parts of the world, collecting selfies with the famous and not so famous along the way.

Last year, Andy organised his own twist on the Kirkwood 30th anniversary by hosting a 30 Miles for 30 Years event and running 30 miles in a single day.

Andy has recently celebrated passing the 3,000 mile mark after running the Great North Run and the Yorkshire Marathon only a few weeks ago.

With just under 2,000 miles to go, Andy is now making a fresh appeal for new sponsors to support him through the rest of his challenge with a standing order scheme.

He said: "What I think makes my challenge unique and different is the longevity of it.

"I’m not asking for sponsorship for the marathons or the 10K’s, I’m asking people to sponsor me for the time when I come home on a wet horrible Tuesday night in November after a hard day at work and get 8 miles in before tea.

"I’m asking people to sponsor me for getting up early on a Saturday morning and doing a quick 12 miles before I taxi the kids here and there rather than have that lie-in."

You can choose how much to give per month from as little as £1. The average mileage Andy needs to cover every month is 83 miles, so sponsoring him monthly is the perfect way to show your support.

You can support Andy5000 through the standing order scheme by contacting the fundraising team by calling: 01484 557911

Alternatively, you can give a one off donation by simply visiting his JustGiving Page here.

You can also find out more about Andy’s challenges and keep up to date with his journey by following him on Facebook, Twitter and by reading his regular blog updates at: andy5000miles.wordpress.com

If you are interested in knowing more about Andy’s 5000 mile challenge, or working with Andy on anything relating to running for Kirkwood, then please get in touch via Kirkwood's fundraising team by calling: 01484 557911 or by email: fundraising@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk

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