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One of my daughters has just posted the following story on a Money-Giving site.

As a proud Dad of all three of my children, all from Formby, I want to share this story with you, I hope you want to be part of her adventure.

3703694923?profile=RESIZE_710xIn 2020 I am going to do something I never thought I would. I'm going to run the London Marathon. I love running now, but for much of my life I thought I could never run 1 mile, let along 26.2.

London will probably be my only road race as I much prefer running on trails not road. But I had the chance to raise funds for a cause close to my heart - North London Hospice, so I decided that this would be my first marathon and only road race.

North London Hospice is where my sister Dr Jo Brady has worked for as along as I can remember. She is a Palliative Care Consultant with the NHS and is probably the most amazing person I know. She is an amazing mum, sister and doctor to all her patients and supportive colleague to the fabulous team at North London Hospice.

If you have been lucky enough not to know anyone who has needed hospice care then you are blissfully unaware of the amazing people that work in our hospices across the UK. They are helping people who have terminal illnesses, and enabling them to face death in the best way possible and live their best lives till the very end whilst supporting their family members come to terms with the saddest thing they will have to deal with in their lives. I can't begin to describe what an amazing and vital role they play.

I could never do what my sister does, I live in awe of her!!

What I never fully understood however was that each year hospices across the UK have to fundraise to do their vital work. North London Hospice have to raise 60% of their annual costs each year.

I hope that if I ever need hospice care I am lucky enough to be cared for by someone like my sister and I want to help ensure that she is able to carry on her amazing work. So for that reason I am raising funds for her Hospice.

Whilst I can't do her job,what I can do is run... and I like to run. I'm not particularly fast, but I can keep going for a long time, so running a marathon seems a good way to help North London Hospice.

I am going to run a lot over the spring of 2020 to get myself ready to run the Marathon and you can follow my training on instagram @thismumsrunningadventure.

To put what I am doing in context - I hope to raise £2,500.

Each year North London Hospice supports 2,500 patients

At any one time the nursing staff are supporting 800 patients, their family and carers

North London Hospice are hoping to double their nursing staff so they can support twice as many people with terminal illnesses

It cost's £10,000 to run the inpatient unit for 1 day - so I'd have to raise the funds 4 times over to just cover a single days running costs.

It costs £40,000 to fund a full time nurse!!

Please consider sponsoring me. London Marathon is one of three events I am running as part of my fundraising drive, the other two will be announced shortly.

Thanks

Claire

Source: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=Claire-Marathon-NorthLondon-Hospice&pageUrl=1&utm_content=buffere5398&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Learn more about the North London Hospice in this short video.

About North London Hospice from North London Hospice on Vimeo.

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