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Claire Fulton, her carer Rachael Petrillo and Wigan and Leigh Hospice Community Fundraiser, Christine Edwardson.

Determined Claire defies car crash injuries to fundraise for hospice

by gemmamelling

A Lowton woman who suffered long term leg injuries following a car crash undertook a personal challenge to raise money for a local hospice.

Claire Fulton, 55, walked around Bolton Pool 20 times to raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, in memory of two relatives she had lost to cancer.

The feat took Claire more than an hour to complete because of her injuries, but she was determined to succeed – raising £113 for the hospice in the process.

Claire said: “I had two aunties die of cancer so I wanted to do something in memory of them and my physiotherapist suggested this challenge.

“I go swimming every week so it was a good fit. It took me over an hour but I’m chuffed to bits that I’ve done it.”

Claire received sponsorship from supportive friends, family and carers, all of whom spurred her on. The funds raised will go towards the hospice’s Counting on Care appeal which aims to raise £50,000 towards the modernisation of the Inpatient Unit.

Picture shows Claire Fulton, her carer Rachael Petrillo and Wigan and Leigh Hospice Community Fundraiser, Christine Edwardson.

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