Hospiscare is campaigning for fair statutory funding for our hospice. To find out more, please see www.hospiscare.co.uk/fair 


Walk, jog or run to support Hospiscare

Put your best foot forward to support end-of-life care

Marathon in a Month will take place throughout October and participants are invited to walk, jog, or run to complete 26.2 miles and raise funds for our local charity.

This step-tacular challenge from Hospiscare is open to people of all ages and abilities, from those on their couch to 5k journey to seasoned marathon runners. The open nature of the challenge means that participants can choose to complete a few miles a day or go for broke and complete their marathon all in one go. There are no limits – participants can even do a marathon a week!

Our local charity relies upon the generosity of our supporters to fund 82% of our service, meaning that our hospice’s specialist end-of-life care is provided at no cost to our patients and their families. After enduring a difficult eighteen months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hospiscare is facing a fundraising deficit of £1.5 million, making events like Marathon in a Month vital for the future of our charity.

Taking on Marathon in a Month could be a chance to improve a personal best or spark some competition between work colleagues. Participants can take on the challenge solo or team up with family members or friends – even canine participation is welcome!

Participants are challenged to raise £60 in sponsorship to support end-of-life care in the community and everyone who completes their mileage will receive a zero-waste Hospiscare medal as a thank you for their effort.

Kitsons are sponsoring Marathon in a Month for its second year and Rhodri Davey, Managing Partner, says “We are proud to sponsor Marathon in a Month from Hospiscare, a local charity that does such vital work in the community. We hope you’ll don your trainers and hit the road to complete the 26.2 mile challenge and raise funds for this incredible local charity.”

To sign up or to find out more, click here.