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I have secured a place to run the London marathon in 2019. It will be my first and whilst I do run, this will be a massive challenge for me.
I am running in memory of my wonderful mother in law Linda who passed away in September 2018, ironically on the day of her funeral I found out I had been successful in the ballot for a place in the London Marathon.
I am raising money for the East Cheshire Hospice. Linda stayed here for 6 weeks when she was first diagnosed and was critically ill. When it became apparent that we would be able to take her home she continued to visit the hospice Sunflower Centre when she was well enough too, and enjoyed the support from staff and fellow patients.
There were occasions when Linda was unwell at home and the family then fully appreciated the responsive caring support of the hospice at home team to help them to care for Linda.
I am a Macmillan nurse in our local area, as is my wife, we see both sides of the hospice and the phenomenal care they provide. My sister-in law also works at The Christie Hospital and also sees what vital services hospices can provide to families going through the most difficult times.
After experiencing the care the hospice provide first hand, my self and my family have all vowed to continue raising funds to keep the hospice going. It costs around £7500 per day and 80% of this comes from charitable donations.
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I appreciate the time that you have taken to read my story and welcome any donations that you pledge to encourage me to take on this fantastic challenge and raise funds for a truly amazing cause.
I am running the Virgin London Marathon 2019 for East Cheshire Hospice because they make a difference at a most difficult time