Sarah Awbery and her daughter are travelling all the way from Bournemouth to take part and are currently busy training and raising sponsorship. They have a special reason for supporting local charity, Hospiscare.
Although it has been over six years since Sarah’s father, Ray Pett, was cared for by Hospiscare, her memories of visiting him on the ward at Searle House in Exeter are still fresh.
“The nurses were just brilliant,” says Sarah. “Along with my mum Kath there were 10 or 11 of us visiting at various times and we were with Dad all through the night. The nurses bought us cups of tea and it was so comforting to have them looking after us, as well as looking after him.”
Sarah and her daughter Freya will be staying with Kath in Crediton, so all three can take part in the Breakfast Run as a family.
“My daughter is eight years old and too young to remember Dad,” says Sarah, “but she understands about raising money for charity and what Hospiscare did for our family. Mum volunteers at the Crediton Hospiscare Shop on a Saturday too, so we do all we can to support the nurses who looked after Dad with such care.”
The Breakfast Run is a 5 or 10k run, walk or jog around the beautiful parklands of Knightshayes at Tiverton on the 17th September. The run is a fun-filled family occasion, with participants taking part in their pyjamas and a hot drink and breakfast available for everyone at the end. The event will raise much needed funds for local charity, Hospiscare, and is suitable for all ages and abilities, so runners, joggers, walkers, families, individuals and even dogs are all very welcome to join in the fun.
The event’s group offer is available now - 2 adults and 2 children can enter for £45 (usually £56). Once registered you will receive a Breakfast Run Pack, which will give you helpful fundraising hints and tips and a sponsorship form, so your friends and family can donate money to Hospiscare and celebrate your amazing running, jogging or walking efforts.
Sign up today to be a #jimjamjogger and raise funds to support your local hospice charity. Call 01392 688020, or click here to sign up online.
Hospiscare is a local charity, providing free, high quality care and support to people with a progressive life-limiting illness, and those close to them, in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.