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Andrew and Pacita Williams


10 Half Marathons & 1 Full Marathon in 12 months for Demelza Hospice Care for Children because their unique service relies entirely on donations

20 %
raised of £5,000 target
by 28 supporters

Demelza Hospice Care for Children

We support terminally ill children to help families enjoy time together

Charity Registration No. 1039651


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Over the last few years we have wanted to plan an event to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

Demelza is a children's hospice charity delivering vital, specialist care and support to families across East Sussex, Kent and South East London. Demelza provides compassionate, specialist care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Demelza is all about life - helping those who may not live a long life to live a full life.

It would be amazing if you could help us raise £5000: Doing so will help Demelza deliver more specialist care to more children at the time they most need it.

£5000 can pay for a child to stay in one of Demelza’s residential hospices; either for a much needed short break of up to five nights or for up to two and a half weeks of day care. 

We appreciate that raising such a large sum will require us to do something very challenging and this is why we decided to run 10 half marathons and one marathon in 2018. I fact, we're running them all in only 9 months!

Our challenge began on the 11th March, when we ran the Surrey Half Marathon  and one week later on18th March, we ran the Hastings Half Marathon.

We flew off to the Mediterranean for the Ibiza Half Marathon  on April 29th. 

Because of Andy's injury sustained whilst running Ibiza; he is unable to train for three months, meaning that Pacita will run the Stockholm Full Marathon  on June 2nd after which, we shall both take time to prepare for the challenging Autumn and Winter runs ahead.

In August, we shall be finalising our plans for the remaining, yet to be scheduled, two Half Marathons.

In September, we visit two of England's forests; on the 9th, we'll complete the New Forest Half Marathon and on the 30th we shall run the Robin Hood Half Marathon.

Next, on 7th October, it's the Sussex Half Marathon and then we travel to mainland Europe for the Valencia Half Marathon on October 28th before returning closer to home with the Bexhill Poppy Half Marathon on November 10th. 

We shall visit Italy to run the Florence Marathon on our Wedding Anniversary on 25th November.

At the end of our challenge, Pacita will have run 10 Half Marathons and Two marathons!

We shall do our best to update this, our Just Giving page, to provide you with training updates, targets and most importantly to enable you to give to Demelza and to provide us with some encouragement and support!

Any donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated and will help motivate us to complete this major challenge!

Thankyou very much x


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