Marathon team raises more than £19,000 for Willen Hospice

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A team of Willen Hospice Marathon runners pulled out all the stops at the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday and have so far raised more than £19,000, with sponsorship money still being collected.

The 24 runners all have personal reasons for running to raise money for the Hospice. Donned in their blue Willen Hospice shirts they ran 26.2 miles in this physically and mentally demanding challenge to help raise the funds required for helping the Hospice continue to provide the free, specialist care and support to their patients and families.

Paul Hinson, Willen Hospice chief executive said: “We were delighted that once again so many individuals took up this demanding challenge on behalf of the Hospice. We would like to thank all the runners for their grit, determination and hard work in raising money for the Hospice.”

The Willen Hospice Marathon Runners will be invited to a post Marathon Reception at the Hospice where they will be personally thanked by Paul Hinson and treated to a celebratory glass of champagne to toast their achievement.