Our Chairman Tim is leading by example and on the 28 April 2019 he completed the gruelling 26 mile London Marathon.

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 was 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 gave him plenty of advice and support in the lead up to the big event. His training running routes went across the communities we serve, with him paying visits to our charity shops along the way. 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.