Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ten purple and proud runners pulled on their trainers and pushed through the pain barriers to raise £2,400 for Peace Hospice Care in the Watford 10k run on May Bank Holiday Monday.

For team member  Claire Wilson, it was more than just a run - it was a chance for her to say a massive thanks to the Hospice for looking after her mum.

'We lost our mum in November 2012 and the nurses at the Hospice were fantastic,' said Claire.  Not only did they look after our lovely mum and give her dignity, but looked after me, my little sister and little brother every day.'

Claire and family have been giving back to the Hospice for the past eighteen months by organising a series of fundraisers. As well as walking over hot coals, they have bought raffle tickets and cakes, and taken part in the Push it for the Peace event.  

'We have raised in the region of £1,000 and want to say a massive thank you and to keep this wonderful place and people running to look after other lost families through those tough times,' said Claire.

The Peace 10K Challenge Team raised £2,400 with Peace Hospice Care Corporate Fundraising Manager Lisa Ricketts joining the pack of runners with her brother Paul Ryder.

'It was warm on the day of the run and hilly but we were all in good form' said Lisa. 'My goal was to pip my brother across the line!  I managed to do that and he managed to raise more than £1,000.  We all had a great day and were very proud to raise so much money between us for the Hospice.'

For runners who are keen to get involved in future events, Peace Hospice Care have been nominated as one of the chosen charities to benefit from the Ricky Road Run in October.

Registration is now open.  For further details of this annual event  click here