Admiral Rodney runners complete special race

Staff from the Admiral Rodney Hotel who took part in the charity run
Staff from the Admiral Rodney Hotel who took part in the charity run

A group of fundraisers have gone the extra mile - or six - to raise money in memory of a colleague who passed away earlier this year.

Lucy-Anne Lumb, from Old Bolingbroke, died from aggressive Lymphoma Cancer while being treated for and diagnosed with glandular fever.

Staff members at the Admiral Rodney Hotel decided to take part in the Lincoln 10km to raise money in her memory and raised £2,689, which will be given to a number of cancer research projects.

Duty Manager Lisa Hardy said: “One of the girls was doing the Lincoln 10k by herself, and a few of us wanted to do it and raise money.

“We came up with the idea of printing out special T-shirts and more people started asking if they could do it with us.”

A team of 11, including non-hotel staff, ran in memory of Lucy-Anne who worked as a waitress at the Admiral Rodney.

After a four month break last summer she returned to work at the hotel in September.

She fell ill with glandular fever in December but was adamant to return to work as quickly as possible.

The Epstein-Barr virus, which also causes glandular fever, hit her immune system and in just a few days enabled the lymphoma cancer to sweep through her body.

“We all wanted to do something to keep her memory alive,” Lisa continued. “She was loved by everybody and functions and events at the hotel aren’t the same without her.

Luke Hatchman, Assistant Manager at the Admiral Rodney Hotel, said: “All the management staff and the Bulldog Hotel Group are incredibly proud of their efforts.

“They’ve raised a fantastic amount of money and they’ve done it all under their own initiative.”