In October 2022, Jane will be running the iconic London Marathon in memory of her Mum. She’ll be part of a team of 19 runners who are all fundraising for the Hospice, and will follow in the footsteps (literally) of over 154 runners who have completed the famous 26.2 miles to fundraise for us over the years. We are so grateful to each and every one of them and for the immense effort, dedication and sacrifice they make to train for the event. Here Jane shares a little more about why she’ll be taking part this year.
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2 people sitting togetherIn November 2015, my beautiful Mum Jean lost her fight with cancer. She was just 65.

Losing Mum has been truly devastating for myself and my family.  She was the glue that stuck us all together and the most wonderful grandma to my children.

In her final days, Mum was cared for at the Princess Alice Hospice by the most wonderful team.

As Mum took her final breath, we sat around her bedside and one of the nurses held my hand tightly as we said our goodbyes.

I can never really thank the Princess Alice Hospice enough for their support that day and the week leading up to Mum’s death- however, I have made a promise that I will do everything I can to ensure that their support continues for other families like my own.

3 childrenI know how tough the last couple of years have been for charities during the pandemic so this year, I want to give back with a challenge that will test my strength, determination and just about every inch of my body! It is going to take a lot of blood, sweat and tears to prepare and run the London Marathon, but I am ready for the challenge and to show just how grateful I am to Princess Alice Hospice for their wonderful work.

Jane in Princess Alice Hospice T-shirtI would be so grateful for your sponsorship and support– every pound raised is a step closer to ensuring the magic of Princess Alice Hospice can continue!

Thank you.

Jane xx