Our Chairman Tim is leading by example, as he puts on his running shoes and takes on the challenge of the gruelling 26 mile London Marathon to be held on 26 April 2019.

Tim Stokes, Chairman of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, comments:
"It is an honour and a privilege to be Chairman of an organisation that provides such invaluable specialist palliative care across North West Surrey at a time when people and their carers need it most. I am a regular runner and I have run many half marathons previously, but this will be my first attempt at a full marathon. I see doing the London Marathon as a great opportunity to personally raise much needed funds for a charity I am very passionate about."

You can support Tim's fundraising efforts by visiting his JustGiving page.

Tim, who has been a Trustee since the beginning of 2017, was elected as our Chairman on the 28 March 2018. He is a local resident and businessman, having worked in sales, marketing and strategic corporate communications throughout his career.

Read our news story on Tim's appointment here.

Tim runs with Horsell Runners in Woking where fellow runners will give him plenty of advice and support and his training running routes will be across the communities we serve. For every £56 he is able to raise this equates in real terms to one hour of community care for a patient in their own home. If Tim is able to achieve his fundraising target of a minimum of £5,000, his challenge could provide 89 hours of care in your community.

So if you see our Chairman pounding the streets of North West Surrey please give him loads of support.

We will be keeping track of Tim’s progress with updates on his training and you can follow how he is getting on through our blog here.