MERSEYFLOW, which operates the Mersey Gateway between Runcorn and Widnes, have announced that they will be sponsoring a woman running the London Marathon.

Janet Cook, who works at Merseyflow, will be taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday, April 21 to raise money for Halton Haven Hospice.

Halton Haven Hospice provides specialist care to people with terminal conditions from Halton and the surrounding areas.

Janet was due to take part in the massive 26-mile marathon last year, but delayed after her partner, Gary, was diagnosed with cancer, and who sadly died in July last year.

“I’m doing this to help everyone touched by cancer and to support Halton Haven Hospice, who do a fantastic job for the people in their care,” said Janet.

“It’s a very personal cause for me for obvious reasons and I’d like to thank everyone for their support so far.”

Janet has already raised more than £1,500 for the charity - £1,000 of which was donated by Merseyflow.

“The whole team here will be rooting for Janet on the 21st of April when she takes on this massive challenge,” said Neil Conway, chief executive of Merseyflow.

“I know she is very determined to raise as much as she can to help Halton Haven, and we’re happy that we can help.”

To donate to Janet’s Just Giving page visit