Team of 10 to run Royal Parks Half Marathon

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Date published: Thursday 6th September 2018 | 10:20 GMT

A team of 10 amazing St Clare supporters are set to take on London’s prestigious Royal Parks Half Marathon in October – all in aid of their local hospice!

A team of ten are set to take part in London’s prestigious Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14th October 2018 in aid of St Clare Hospice.

The picturesque 13.1-mile route winds through four of London’s eight Royal Parks and passes some of London’s most iconic landmarks on closed roads, including Buckingham Palace.

The ten participants on Team St Clare are aiming to raise a combined total of £5,000 for St Clare. That’s enough to fund more than 40 days’ worth of rehabilitative physiotherapy to St Clare patients, either at the Hospice or in their own homes. This essential care service supports and empowers people to maintain an active lifestyle and live how they want to, whilst living with a life-limiting illness.

Competing in the autumnal half-marathon on Team St Clare is:

Jamie Hooper (41 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford)

Tracy Cunningham (52 years old, from Chelmsford)

Dimitra Christopoulos (34 years old, from Harlow)

Kim Bird (62 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford)

Frances Dabbs (53 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford)

Lisa Rodmell (47 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford)

Sophie Vowden (31 years old, from North Weald)

Ray Cogan (35 years old, from Stansted)

Luke Whiter (28 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford)

Reah Norris (22 years old, from Harlow)

Taking part with Team St Clare are two members of Hospice staff, Jamie Hooper (Fundraising Development Manager) and Tracy Cunningham (Community Palliative Care team Manager). The Royal Parks Half will be the pair’s first ever half marathon and they aim to raise a combined total of £1,000 for St Clare Hospice – enough to run the hospice’s 24-hour advice line for almost two weeks.

St Clare Hospice’s Challenges and Events Fundraiser, Emma Broadbent, said:

“We’d like to wish everybody on Team St Clare a huge good luck for the big day when they will be competing in the Royal Parks Half Marathon! We’ll be there on the side-lines cheering on the team and giving them all the moral support we can muster! We’d also like to thank our Team for their incredible dedication in taking on this challenge in aid of the Hospice – it is with the support of amazing local people like them that we are able to provide our care to all those who need us in West Essex and East Herts.”


For more information about the Royal Parks Half Marathon and Team St Clare, please contact St Clare Hospice’s Challenges and Events Fundraiser, Emma Broadbent, on 01279 773754 or email emma.broadbent@stclarehospice.org.uk

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