Marie Curie hospice team to take part in Great Birmingham Run to honour those who need services - The Solihull Observer

Marie Curie hospice team to take part in Great Birmingham Run to honour those who need services

Solihull Editorial 8th Aug, 2019   0

DOCTORS, nurses and staff from Solihull’s Marie Curie hospice will be putting their best foot forward at the Great Birmingham Run.

The 11-strong team will be heading to the start line alongside hundreds of others on October 13 as they take on the 13.1-mile course around the city.

The Marsh Lane-based team will be raising funds in memory of the patients who have died at the hospice and in honour of those who use the services on offer.

They are hoping to raise £1,200, enough to pay for three patients to stay on the inpatient unit for 24 hours.




Amy McNaughton-Brown, fundraising engagement lead at the hospice, said: “We are all of varying abilities when it comes to running; some of us have taken part in half marathons before and for some this is our first and will therefore be a huge challenge.

“What we all have in common is the desire to support the hospice to enable it to continue supporting people across Solihull and Birmingham faced with terminal illness.


“The services provided at the hospice are second to none – not only do our clinical staff provide expert hands on care to those who have a terminal illness, but our team of social workers, bereavement counsellors and spiritual leaders support the patient and their families emotionally through this difficult time.”

The team is also calling on fitness fanatics to join it to help raise funds to keep services at the hospice running.

To join the team, visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/charity-events/running/great-birmingham-run for more.

For more or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/teams/MCWestMidlands

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