Inspired by the London Marathon? Join our Midnight Walk!
Congratulations and a huge thank you to all our wonderful London Marathon runners!
Thirteen inspirational fundraisers tackled the famous 26 mile, 385 yard course through our capital city on Sunday 23 April in aid of our hospice, raising a combined total of £24,000 so far towards our work providing end-of-life care and support to 1,400 local patients and their families each year.
Hospice Hero Emma Mason finished the course in 5 hours 54, comfortably beating her target of 6 hours. Emma has raised a fantastic £7,000 so far against a personal target of £3,000 for the marathon fundraising, including £1,000 her mum had left Emma in her will as sponsorship money when she passed away from Motor Neurone Disease in the hospices’ care last November.
Emma said: ‘It will go down as one of the best days in my life, as well as one of the hardest! The atmosphere was incredible and the crowd support was phenomenal; it really carried me through and made the time go by much more quickly. To be able to run across Tower Bridge at the 12 mile mark especially was an emotional moment; it’s such a beautiful structure and I could feel myself welling up. Thanks to the amount I raised I won two tickets for the grandstand at the finish so my five-year-old son Max was able to cheer me on as I crossed the finish line, which was a really special moment for me. I feel a bit battered now but nothing a massage and a good rest won’t cure. I can also say that I passed ‘Ian from Eastenders’ on the course!’
If you are inspired to get fit by our runners’ achievement, why not sign up for one of our sporting challenges and help to raise the roof on fundraising in our 21st year of providing hospice care? We have a wide variety of events to suit all fitness levels.
We are recruiting walkers for our 10th annual ladies-only 8 mile Midnight Walk event at 8pm on Friday 19 May. Click here to find out more about being one of our Hospice Heroes and join up by yourself or in a team with friends and family. Supported by Trident Honda and Freedom Leisure, the route starts and finishes at Woking Leisure Centre and is great fun and full of camaraderie. It is suitable for age 11 and up, and we are aiming for 1,000 walkers this year. We need you to don your pink hero cape and flashing bunny ears and get walking for our hospice. Our executive team are taking part; come and join them!
Click here for other fun sporting events for all the family to enjoy, including our Dragon Boat Race on Sunday 25 June.