Phyllis Tuckwell Thanks Its Amazing Marathon Runners

Phyllis Tuckwell would like to say a huge well done and thank you to all those who took part in the London Marathon on Sunday to raise money for local hospice care.

Chandra Pun – took part in this year’s London Marathon in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell.

34 runners took part in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell, including one of its staff members, Dave Coombes, and one of its volunteers, Tim Kingham. Tim’s daughter Lucinda also took part, as did Carol McEvoy, whose 50th birthday it was on the day! Helen Crow and her husband Jo both ran, and as Jo is a fireman, he decided to complete the route wearing his fireman’s uniform! Cousins Claire Vernon and Lucy Andrews trained together, fundraised together and ran the whole route together, and Chandra Pun ran with 15kg of weight on his back.

“All of our runners were absolutely amazing from start to finish!” said Fiona Chapman, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “The weather was quite changeable, and it felt like we experienced several seasons in one day – rainy, windy, cold and then quite warm at one point too! Most of our runners were running in memory of someone, so it was an emotional day. Well done to you all and thank you again.”

Every day, Phyllis Tuckwell supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – but as the NHS/Government usually only covers about 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £25,000 a day to do this. Fundraising through events such as the London Marathon is a great way to help fund this vital local hospice care, supporting a charity which helps so many local people, at a time when they really need its specialist care.

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