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Hospiscare's Marathon in a Month

Walk, jog or run to support end-of-life care

Local charity Hospiscare is urging the community to put their best foot forward to support end-of-life care.

Marathon in a Month will take place throughout October and participants are invited to walk, jog, or run to complete 26.2 miles and raise funds for local charity, Hospiscare.

This step-tacular challenge from Hospiscare is open to people of all ages and abilities, from those on their couch to 5k journey to seasoned marathon runners. The open nature of the challenge means that participants can choose to complete a few miles a day or go for broke and complete their marathon all in one go. There are no limits – participants can even do a marathon a week!

The local charity relies upon the generosity of its supporters to fund 82% of its service, meaning that the hospice’s specialist end-of-life care is provided at no cost to its patients and their families. After enduring a difficult eighteen months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hospiscare is facing a fundraising deficit of £1.5 million, making events like Marathon in a Month vital for the future of the charity.

Taking on Marathon in a Month could be a chance to improve a personal best or spark some competition between work colleagues. Participants can take on the challenge solo or team up with family members or friends – even canine participation is welcome!

Participants are challenged to raise £60 in sponsorship to support end-of-life care in the community and everyone who completes their mileage will receive a zero-waste Hospiscare medal as a thank you for their effort.

Kitsons are sponsoring Marathon in a Month for its second year and Rhodri Davey, Managing Partner, says “We are proud to sponsor Marathon in a Month from Hospiscare, a local charity that does such vital work in the community. We hope you’ll don your trainers and hit the road to complete the 26.2 mile challenge and raise funds for this incredible local charity.”

To sign up or to find out more, visit https://www.hospiscare.co.uk/events/marathon/.

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