LOCAL HERO AWARDS: Salisbury woman named Charity Fundraiser

Charity Fundraiser LHA 2019

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 9:26am 20th January 2019. (Updated at 5:00pm 21st January 2019)

Wendy Lucas scooped the accolade after raising more than £10,000 last year for causes close to her heart.

A hip replacement hasn't stopped 68 year old Wendy from taking on some tough challenges, last year she ran the London Marathon in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Wendy trained in secret, not even telling her running club Sarum Sisters, in case she failed to achieve the distance.

She completed the gruelling event, the hottest on record, in 6hrs 51 minutes.

Seven weeks later Wendy took part in a 350 mile bike ride around the battlefields of France in aid of Help for Heroes.

Her efforts were even more remarkable as she suffered a fall running and broke a rib during her training.

Wendy Lucas
Wendy and her husband Adrian taking part in the Big Battlefield Bike Ride in aid of Help for Heroes.

Wendy has also raised money for St John's Ambulance and Wiltshire Air Ambulance and a keen volunteer at Salisbury parkrun has organised collections for homeless charity Alabare and the Women's Refuge.

Wendy received her award at a ceremony held at the Stones Hotel in Amesbury on Friday night. (18th January)

Spire FM Local Hero Award 2019
Wendy celebrated at the award ceremony 

Afterwards Wendy spoke to Spire FM about why she supports Help for Heroes:

12 awards were handed out in total, and you can find the rest of the winners here.

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