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I am raising money for Hospiscare because they supported my family in my Aunt's last days

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  • In memory of: Mandy Hills
  • Event: Brighton Marathon 2015, 12 Apr 2015

Hospiscare

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

Charity Registration No. 297798

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In April 2014 my aunt, Mandy Hills, passed away from cancer, having battled with Scleroderma and Reynauds disease  for many years. In her last weeks, Hospiscare helped us all a great deal. Their help and support allowed her to stay in her home far longer than would otherwise have been possible and they provided support to my cousin who otherwise I believe would not have been able to cope. 

When I met her community nurse and saw everything they were doing, from providing special cushions and meal replacement shakes to installing a stairlift, I decided I wanted to raise money to help others benefit in the same way.

Mandy always encouraged my running and so it seems only right that I should run to raise money. I have a place in the Brighton Marathon in 2015 and in the months leading up to it will be tackling my first 24hr endurance event, my first ultra marathon (50k/30miles) and Tough Guy. I would be so grateful for any sponsorship you can spare, no matter how small, to help support Hospiscare.

They need around £4.5 million a year to do this spend 88p out of every £1 donated on patient care. I’m hoping to raise at least £1,000 which could go towards some of the services below.

- £499 funds a 24 hour stay in the Hospice which can help control a complex condition.
- £100 enables a patient to visit to one of their day hospices to share experiences and receive expert care and advice.
£50 will fund a supportive care visit at home.
- £40 will pay for a complimentary therapy session to help patients feel relaxed or a soothing assisted bath.
£12 supplies the daily oxygen that their patients need
£5 buys medical supplies like dressing and syringes

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