Our Hospiscare Heroes are truly super; week after week, they support our charity with their fundraising endeavours across Exeter, Mid and East Devon. From all of us at Hospiscare, we are sending a huge thank you to all of our Hospiscare Heroes.
This week, we are sending out a special thank you to the amazing people (and canines!) who braved the changeable October weather and walked, jogged, or ran a marathon (or several!) for our local charity.
We have been overwhelmed by the dedication of our supporters who took on Marathon in a Month. 209 amazing people signed up the event and collectively they have raised over £26,000 for local people living with a terminal illness and their families.
Here are a few of our favourite photos of our Marathon Heroes in action or receiving their medals and certificates for being such superstars for our charity.
Thank you to Cheryl, looking like a true hero as she crosses her Marathon in a Month finish line. Well done Cheryl!
This pair were absolutely chuffed to receive their medals in the post – thank you for taking on our challenge!
Thank you to Helen for completing our Marathon in a Month challenge. It seems her little one is testing the quality of our medals – hopefully they passed!
Thank you to Mavis and her dog Jess who took on not one but two marathons!
Thank you to Julie, who is part of our Hospiscare@Home team, for taking on Marathon in a Month.
Thank you to Carol and her son Harry. Carol ran the full Marathon in a Month and Harry joined her on the final evening run.
Thank you to Mary Ann and Costa Collie for completing their marathon challenge.
Thank you to Berna for taking part and for telling us that she is already looking forward to the next one!
Thank you to Kirsty who says: “It was motivation in itself to be part of something worthwhile and a good excuse to try and improve my fitness. I’m definitely up for doing something similar in the future.”
Thank you to husband and wife team Janet and Eric for putting their best foot forward for our local charity.
Thank you to Rachel and her dog Bella for completing their challenge.
Thank you to Gemma for stepping up to our Marathon in a Month challenge.
Thank you to our Admiral Nurse Julie for taking on a Marathon in a Month.
Thank you to Samantha and her dog Evie for putting their best foot (and paw) forward.
Thank you to Derek for taking part in Marathon in a Month.
Thank you to Ian for completing his Marathon in a Month challenge to support our patients and their families.
Thank you to Jean for taking part in Marathon in a Month.
Thank you to Jill from the Okehampton Friends of Hospiscare for completing her Marathon in a Month. She is pictured above on Meldon Viaduct which she crossed twice on her marathon walks, both on beautiful sunny mornings.
Thank you to Katherine for stepping up to this marathon challenge.