Our finance director is running the 2018 London Marathon for our dedicated charity, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. This is Mark’s first ever marathon and it has always been a bucket list of his to achieve. The London marathon consist of runners competing in a total 26.2 miles around our capital city, the furthest Mark has run to date is 13.1 miles!
With extensive training in place and a great can-do attitude Mark is looking forward to finishing this incredible achievement all for a great local charity.
Mark first fell for the buzz of running for Sue Ryder when he ran in a local half marathon in October 2017. From the cheering and clapping of the local people to the support of other runners, Mark quickly learnt that supporting and being part of such a great charity meant you became part of community full of honourable people.
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall, Peterborough provide care for people aged 16 years and over in their 20-bed hospice who are living with long term conditions. They also support the local community through befriending, Hospice at Home and bereavement services. Thorpe Hall’s expert team includes doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, chaplains and bereavement support workers.
Mark’s target of raising £1,750 for the charity means that 3 days of incredible hospice care for a patient can be paid for. 2 visits from a clinical nurse specialist to support a patient at home and one session of bereavement counselling, for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a love one can happen.
If you would like to support Mark in his efforts to raise money for Sue Ryder or would like to read his full story, please visit his just giving page using the link below: