“I was 24 when my Mam died.
November 21st would have been her 85 birthday and marked exactly 24 years since she passed away.
Her last few hours were spent in St Gemma’s Hospice in Moortown, Leeds and I’ve never forgotten how kind, caring and professional the nurses were.
They offered the same level of palliative care for my Mother-in-Law Sylvia when she passed away 2 years ago.
Therefore, I’m very proud to announce that I’ve accepted one of their charity places and will be running the TCS London Marathon on the 23rd April 2023 to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice.
This will be such a challenge for me, especially as I was diagnosed with Stage 2 hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes earlier this year, and so have had to totally re-evaluate my lifestyle and drop just short of 3 stone since May.
However, nothing will stop me crossing that finish line in remembrance of my Mam, even if it takes me a week and I’ve got to crawl over it.
Therefore, I am asking for support and encouragement and I’m also looking to raise £2,000 for St Gemma’s as they are such a wonderful charity.”