Penny Dann marathon fundraiser

Penny Dann marathon fundraiser

The husband of the late children’s illustrator Penny Dann is to run the Brighton Marathon to raise money for the hospice which helped care for her.

Dann, who had been suffering from cancer, died in December.

She illustrated anthologies, early readers, fairytales and poetry collections, and was the creator of The Secret Fairy series, published by Orchard Books. She most recently illustrated Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate (Macmillan Children’s Books).

Dann’s husband Tom Sanderson will run the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 12th April to raise money for the Martlets Hospice in Brighton and Hove.

He said the hospice was “very close to my heart”.

“They were amazing and gave her so much support in the last few weeks of her life,” said Sanderson on his fundraising page. “During such an awful time they gave her a huge amount of dignity and care and I cannot thank them enough.

“I really hope that by running the Brighton Marathon I can raise as much money for them as possible and give something back to them.”

Donations can be made online.