Liverpool

Hillsborough charity 96-mile run raises thousands

Hillsborough to Anfield runners
Image caption A presentation will be made to Alder Hey and Sheffield Children's Hospitals during Liverpool's game on Sunday.

Fundraisers have finished a 96-mile run in memory of the 96 football fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

Seven runners arrived at Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, at 14:30 BST having set off at Sheffield Wednesday ground on Thursday.

Runners were helped over the line by people including former Spice Girl Mel C, DJ Spoony and Steve Rotheram MP.

Organisers hope the run will raise at least £10,000 for children's hospitals in the two cities.

A spokesman for the run said: "As well as contending with having to run more than a marathon every day for three consecutive days, the runners had to navigate their way through snow drifts over the Pennies which were over a foot deep in places."

Clair McGlone and Sue Roberts from the Hillsborough Family Support Group and Steve Kelly from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign also joined in to help the runners to the finishing line.

The first run last year raised £15,000 for the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and Hillsborough Family Support Group.

A presentation will be made to Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Sheffield Children's Hospital on the pitch at Anfield at half-time in Liverpool's match with West Ham on Sunday.

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