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24 hour run to raise money for hospice

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A former patient’s godson is taking part in a 24 hour endurance challenge to raise money for St Michael’s Hospice in Hastings.

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James Dunn, whose godmother Pat Williams was a patient at the hospice, will take part in the 24 hour Adidas Thunder Run to raise money to support current patients and their families.

The hospice needs £5 million each year to cover running costs, 74% of which is spent on direct patient care. They receive one third of this in grants, leaving around £3 million to raise from voluntary contributions.

Marcia Dart, challenge event fundraiser for the hospice said “It’s wonderful that people like James and the other members of the Thunder Run team are willing to undertake this gruelling continuous event for us. We would be unable to continue with our work of caring for local people and supporting their families without the wonderful support of people like James and his fellow runners.”

The hospice offers a number of services including a day therapy unit, run by nurses, to help with symptom management and to provide social interaction with other patients. For four days a week a programme of entertainment is provided including concerts, quizzes and indoor gardening. 

St Michael’s Hospice helps more than 4,000 people each year.

James’ godfather, Tom Williams said “The hospice and the nurses there provide a wonderful service. They made Pat’s last weeks so much easier, the time and patience they afforded her was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. Pat herself said - she didn’t know where they hid their wings because they were all angels. Even after her passing they still welcome me for tea and a comfort chat.”

James will compete in the event, along with his team (pictured), on Saturday 31st July.


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