Charity run raises cash for cousin’s fund

A fundraiser has run the length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for a charity set up in his cousin’s name.

At the weekend, Lee Stephenson took on the challenge to raise funds for the Chris Lucas Trust which was set up after his cousin Chris died from a rare form of cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma.

Since his death in 1997, the charity has so far raised £1.5m and has funded medical researchers to look into the condition.

And Lee took to Hadrian’s Wall at the weekend to raise further funds for the charity by completing the 69-mile challenge.

Lee ran from Carlisle Castle to the Baltic on Gateshead quayside over two days at the weekend.

But he is not resting on his laurels and is now preparing to take part in the Great North Run with Chris’s brother David in September, to further boost his total.

“Thank you to everyone that has sponsored me so far, but if you haven’t yet, there is still time,” he said.

Anyone who would like to donate to Lee can do so at

Visit for more details about the charity.