Bargo grandmother raises $100,000 for sick kids over 20 years

Jenny Brown (centre) with her daughters at this year's City2Surf.

Jenny Brown (centre) with her daughters at this year's City2Surf.

When Jenny Brown laced her shoes and donned her cap for the City2Surf run this year, it wasn't like all the other times.

This year, the Bargo resident was celebrating a milestone - her 20th year participating in the event.

Ms Brown, 68, has been competing in City2Surf since 1998, each year raising money for the Children's Hospital at Westmead.

"I've only missed one year in all that time," she said.

"It was my 20th this year and my daughters came along to run it with me."

But Ms Brown did more than just notch up her 20th race - she also hit a fundraising goal.

This year saw her grand fundraising total tick over $100,000.

Ms Brown is incredibly thankful to all the Macarthur businesses - from Bargo to Picton, Campbelltown to Camden - who have parted with some cash over the years to help the children's hospital.

"I just want to say a huge thanks to them, every bit of money raised has made such a big difference," she said.

Mrs Brown said she started fundraising for two reasons.

"The first was that I read a tiny little story in a newspaper about a 70-year-old woman who had raised money by doing a walk, and I thought, 'well, if she can do that I certainly can'," she said.

"But the biggest reason was that my niece was in hospital at the time undergoing treatment for leukeamia.

"She's come through it now and you'd never know, they took such good care of her."

Ms Brown said she was grateful to everyone who continued to donate year after year, even as other good causes - like drought relief - continued to spring up.