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raised of £400 target
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Nick Baldwin avatar
Nick Baldwin

I ran 100km for dad...

running 100km for Hospiscare because they bring light into the shadows.

275 %
raised of £400 target
by 52 supporters
  • Event: London2Brighton Challenge, 25 May 2013


We provide free high quality care & support to people who are terminally ill.

Charity Registration No. 297798


I'm guessing you have bounced here either because you know me or one of your own pals know me.

Background ...

My dad fought a strong and brave battle against a variety of cancers for a decade or more. In that time he experienced a variety of highs but also a number of lows. Hospiscare helped us all through that time.

Dad died but Hospiscare remain. I have become a little wiser but still stupid enough to take on a daft challenge for a worthy cause. Mum is still very much a constant but still only half the story. My sister has a growing family but they only have the memory of a grandad. I am the man of the family but will always be my dads son.

Why raise money for Hospiscare ... 

Several years ago I ran the Great West Run in aid of Hospiscare. I did this as my dad was in the midst of his battle against cancer(s) and Hospiscare were giving him and mum support and rest. Back then a 1/2 marathon was a real challenge for me and as such I thought it worthy to use in order to ask peeps for money.

What am I doing ...

I'm going to run from London to Brighton. That's a total distance of 100km or five 1/2 marathons. I plan to run and complete it in under 15hrs. Starting at about 5am in London and finishing in Brighton before the pubs close (before 10pm).

Can I do it ... 

I hope so.

As I type this, the furthest I have run is a 13.1 miles but this is 62 miles, so I'm thinking it'll be hard going.

What can you do ... 

Money always helps. I need to raise a minimum of £400 (event standard) but would love to exceed that.  Beyond that, general support would be brilliant. I've just entered online and already I'm a tad freaked about what I've just done. Tell me it'll be ok and I'll storm through the 100km .... I might not believe you but all posiitve messages will be hugely appreciated.


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