Does anyone actually read this bit I wonder?!?
St Mary's turns 40 this year and here I am again asking for donations! I know money is tight and it can be annoying when people ask for a contribution...... so I have upped my game to make your sponsorship mean even more! There are 4 events being run over the year. Two half marathons.A full marathon. Finishing off the year with the fun and easy jingle Bell jog. So that's a run for every 10 years of St Mary's being open. With the 40 year anniversary in mind - I will run a minimum of 40 miles a month, every month for the whole year.......I promise I am working hard to earn your donation! I am also self funding.... St Mary's have gifted me a place for the Birmingham half marathon but everything else is paid for by myself. The monthly 40 mile challenges will be verified via a virtual run online site who I am submitting the evidence to, again I am paying for these myself.
Birmingham St Mary's hospice is providing essential care to the people of Birmingham. They offer a massive range of services from highly knowledgeable bereavement councillors to community care to end of life care both within the centre itself or for those who choose to be at home. This facility has its patients needs and wishes at the forefront of everything they do and they will ensure that loved ones are supported during what is often a scarey, confusing, traumatic, heartbreaking time.
They genuinely care and that's why it's important to make sure they are funded...... Because we need special places like this who employ the most special people that will care for our loved ones as if they were their own.
I am a very proud auntie of one of St Mary's nurses and recently became a very proud sister of one of St Mary's child bereavement councillors so I hear more and more about the work they do and the support they give.......
When my dad passed away, I ran..... I didn't know what else to do...... It helped massively..... And when I run now I mostly think about him.... I run to places that are filled with memories of him... Its almost like time I can spend with him - where I mostly swear at him for not being here.... But still.....
These runs are in his memory because he was bloody awesome
So if you want to, if you can, if only to shut me up please donate as little or as much as you like.
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