Sisters to run Sunderland 10k for Denise Taylor charity

Runners Natalie Hogg and Kristie Burt(right).
Runners Natalie Hogg and Kristie Burt(right).

TWO kind-hearted sisters are lacing up their trainers for a 10k race to support a Hartlepool cancer charity.

Natalie Hogg, 27, and Kristie Burt, 24, will join thousands of others on the start line of the Sunderland 10k this weekend.

It’s the first race the sisters have ever took part in so the sisters are focused on finishing and haven’t got a target time in mind.

But what they are focused on is raising as much money as they can for the Denise Taylor Cancer Trust.

The charity was set up by inspirational Denise in 2009 before she sadly lost her battle with the disease.

Her dedicated family and friends have since worked hard to continue building the charity in Denise’s legacy which helps sufferers with the financial burden that can come with cancer.

Natalie, who works as a service manager for an energy broker and Kristie, a nurse, are friends with Denise’s daughter, Helen Hart, and have seen first hand the hard work that goes into the charity.

Natalie, who lives on the Headland and is a mum of Jude, four, said: “We have been to some of the charity’s balls and with the friendship connection it’s nice to be giving something back. We don’t have a target of how much we want to raise but we have already got more than £400.”

Natalie and Kristie, who lives in Hart Lane, with her fiance, Andy Burt, 39, and her two children, Joshua Allison, five, and eight-month old Lily Burt have been running and taking part in bootcamp sessions ahead of the race.

Natalie added: “Our training has been going well and we have built up our fitness so hopefully we will do OK on Sunday.”

To support Natalie and Kristie and to donate to the charity call 07580202018. For more information about the charity and its upcoming ball visit www.denisetaylorcancertrust.co.uk.