Kate Tetley, a District Nurse from Romsey, was among a number of runners to take on the Simplyhealth Great South Run at the weekend in support of respite holiday charity Revitalise, which runs the Netley Waterside House centre in Southampton.
Kate took on the Simplyhealth Great South Run in support of Revitalise where she had previously offered her support in a professional capacity as a District Nurse at Netley Waterside House, and decided to take on the run on behalf of her brother, who has a disability.
Also joining Kate on the day of the race was Sarah Mancini, Director of Care and Quality and Lemina Codogan, Human Resources Manager at Revitalise.
Team Revitalise took on the 10-mile Great South Run, through the iconic sights of Southsea and Portsmouth, including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Spinnaker Tower; before finishing on the seafront.
All proceeds raised from Team Revitalise’s efforts will go towards supporting Revitalise – a national disability charity which provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers at three accessible UK centres, including Netley Waterside House in Southampton. Sarah, Lemina and Kate were just three of the 100-plus runners to raise money for Revitalise this weekend.
Speaking of her reasons for taking part in this year’s challenge, Kate commented:
“…My brother Simon has Downs Syndrome. He loves his holidays, they give him the much needed break from everyday life that we all crave.”
Lemina and Sarah also commented:
“We’re so glad that we took on the challenge together! Being able to support each other and to keep ourselves motivated to reach the finish line really did make all the difference. The run was challenging, but knowing that we were doing it to support our guests made everything worthwhile.”