Racing through the Royal Parks
On Sunday, 13th October, 14 amazing runners representing #TeamWeald, braved wet and windy conditions, to participate in the London Royal Parks Half Marathon. Facing challenging conditions, each and every one of them was magnificent, their combined determination shining through as they ran to raise much needed funds for the Hospice. The runners were helped along by the support of the crowd, including Hospice staff and volunteers, who congregated at the 6 mile mark. The team have so far raised over £6500.
Amongst those running was Emily Marsh, who was inspired to raise money for the Hospice, ‘in memory of my wonderful sister, Harri – The Hospice in the Weald provided excellent care for Harri in her last weeks’. So far Emily has raised an amazing £1,790.
Another #TeamWeald runner was Laura Turner, who chose the charity because, ‘They took care of my lovely mother Carol Turner in her final days for which we, as a family, will always be very grateful’. By raising money, currently in excess of £1,270, Laura wanted to help the Hospice, ‘Have the ability to help so many more families during difficult times’.
Rebecca Howard also ran for the Hospice, with this event being one of a number she is doing, including the Brighton Marathon next April. She ran ‘Because of the lovely people I know who are there, or who have been there’. Describing herself as not a runner, Rebecca’s commitment to helping the Hospice provide, ‘The best end of life care,’ has so far seen her raise a wonderful £800.
Well done to all the members of #TeamWeald who ran on Sunday. We are proud of each and every one of you. Thanks to you and the funds you have raised, we can provide the support required in the community for patients and their families to help them celebrate life.
To join #TeamWeald for another running event, check out our events page here.