On Sunday 28th April, Lisa will be fulfilling a long-term ambition of running The London Marathon. Lisa, who took up running seriously around 2 years ago, will be raising funds for St Mary’s Hospice in memory of her Godfather and Uncle, Ed, who died in November 2016.
St Mary’s looked after Ed at the end of his life when no further treatment could be provided and whilst this was a heart-breaking experience for all the family, they will be eternally grateful for the care and support provided by the Hospice during such a difficult time.
To provide this care, it costs the hospice in the region of £8m per year, relying heavily on fundraising efforts of supporters. Lisa has set a target of £2,500, and at the time of writing Lisa has reached 94% of that target. This sounds a lot but in fact it is just a drop in the ocean for the hospice as it costs £2,000 to fund one person with a terminal illness for just one day, so she has decided to reach higher and exceed her target as far as possible.
Lisa has set up an online fundraising page and all donations will be very gratefully appreciated:
Lisa has invested in the help of a personal trainer and has been training hard since September to prepare herself for this event, building up her mileage by completing 102 miles of running during the month of March alone, which included a 24 mile training run on Mother’s Day!
This will be Lisa’s second fundraiser for St Mary’s Hospice, having completed a half marathon in March 2017 when she raised £500. Following her most recent long distance run, she is now feeling confident that she will complete the distance and is looking forward to tapering her training and achieving her goal on the 28th of April.