Heathfield teenagers run half marathon for sister

Samantha and Charlie with their medals
Samantha and Charlie with their medals

Two fit young teenagers from East Sussex have just run a half marathon and raised more than £3,000 for charity.

On March 22 2015 Charlie Moderski, aged 15 and Samantha Goodchild aged 16 – both students from Heathfield Community College – ran the Hastings Half Marathon in two hours 55 minutes. They decided to take part for Charlie’s sister Bubs who, at the tender age of 13, is currently battling with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a blood cancer.

Bubs was diagnosed back in November 2014 after finding a lump in her neck and is currently undergoing treatment Her family, who live in Chalvington, were devastated by this discovery but have found the strength to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, a centre of excellence in cancer treatments.

So far Charlie and Sam have raised over £3,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity with more money expected.

Charlie said “The Royal Marsden have been amazing in helping my sister.

“They do wonderful work for so many people so I wanted to support them and thank them by raising as much money as I could.

“My initial target was to raise £500 but everybody has been fantastic in supporting my sister. I can’t believe how much we have raised. I want to thank everyone so much”.

They have set up a just giving page.

“Anyone who wishes to donate should simply visit: www.justgiving.com/charlie-moderski1. Both the family and the Royal Marsden would highly value your support.