Phyllis Tuckwell Wishes Good Luck to Marathon Runners
Local hospice care charity Phyllis Tuckwell would like to thank and wish good luck to its 34 amazing fundraisers who are taking part in the London Marathon on 23rd April.
Emma and Esther are just two of the 34 runners who will be taking on the London Marathon this year in aid of local hospice care charity Phyllis Tuckwell.
The runners are all raising money to help fund the supportive and end of life care that Phyllis Tuckwell provides for patients and families in West Surrey and North-East Hampshire, who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. So far the runners have raised over £40,000, with more sponsorship money coming in every day. This amazing amount of money is enough to pay for one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s Hospice Care at Home nurses for a year! These nurses visit patients who are spending their last days in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, providing compassionate nursing care and offering patients’ families important emotional support too.
“We have a huge number of supporters taking part in this year’s London Marathon,” said Fiona Chapman, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Most are running in memory of a loved one whom we cared for, which makes it even more special. We would like to thank them all and wish them the very best of luck. We will be there to cheer them on on the day!”
Phyllis Tuckwell supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers every day – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford. It offers medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support, 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. To find out more about the care that it offers, please visit www.pth.org.uk