Team St Clare smash Royal Parks Half

Published on: Thursday 18 Oct 2018 at 09:40

Our trusty team of 10 have raised £4,000 in sponsorship for St Clare after Royal Parks Half Marathon!

A team of ten runners competed in London’s prestigious Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14th October 2018 in aid of St Clare Hospice.

Running through the autumn rain on the 13.1-mile route through four of London’s eight Royal Parks, Team St Clare successfully raised a combined total of approximately £4,000 for St Clare. That’s enough to fund more than 30 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.

Raising vital funding on Team St Clare was:

Jamie Hooper (St Clare’s Fundraising Development Manager, 41 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford) – 03:05:45

Tracy Cunningham (St Clare’s Community Palliative Care team Manager) 52 years old, from Chelmsford) 03:52:23

Dimitra Christopoulos (34 years old, from Harlow) – 02:15:34

Kim Bird (62 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford) – (Unable to compete due to illness although has raised ~£6,000 as part of her 2018-19 running challenge)

Frances Dabbs (53 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford) – 02:18:13

Sophie Vowden (31 years old, from North Weald) – 02:00:56

Ray Cogan (35 years old, from Stansted) – 02:39:29

Luke Whiter (28 years old, from Bishop’s Stortford) – 02:39:29

Reah Norris (22 years old, from Harlow) – 02:18:11

Scott Cunningham (25 years old, from Harlow) – 02:15:34

Commenting on why she competed on Team St Clare in the Royal Parks Half, Sophie Vowden said:

“My physiotherapy business and I have been supporting the Hospice since 2013. It is my local hospice and many of my clients and friends have been touched by their care after witnessing loved ones receive support. For those of you who have not visited the hospice before, I can say that it is an absolutely beautiful place and the staff – wow, the staff! – are simply amazing. It takes a special ‘someone’ to work in a Hospice. I believe and we are blessed to have such a wonderful source of support just down the road from us.”

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

“We are super proud of Team St Clare for taking on the Royal Parks Half on Sunday 14th October! It was a soggy start to the day but our team battled through the rain and embraced a ‘refreshing’ run throughout our beautiful capital city! Everyone dug deep for their local hospice and we couldn’t be more humbled. Thank you so everyone who sponsored the team – this vital funding we have raised will go towards changing lives in our local community.”

Join Team St Clare!

If you have been inspired to take on a challenge in aid of your local hospice, please visit the St Clare website at:

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