Support sisters in their bid to run marathon
A LEADING fund-raiser for the Pilgrims Hospice is urging people to support two sisters who hope to raise plenty of cash by running the London Marathon.
Carol Stevens, chairman of fund-raising in Tenterden for the hospice, is among those backing Emma Goodman and Louise Jennings as they prepare to take on the challenge on April 26.
Mrs Goodman and Mrs Jennings lost their mother Dina Wood last year to cancer.
Mrs Wood, of Rolvenden Layne, was cared for by the hospice in her last days and previously had been an active fund-raiser for the charity.
Mrs Stevens said: “Dina was a very vibrant lady – very keen and enthusiastic and threw herself into the work. Her spirit is what the hospice is all about.”
There are three Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent – in Ashford, Margate and Canterbury.
Monies raised by Mrs Goodman, who lives in Maidstone, and Mrs Jennings of Tenterden, will be used to support the facilities.
Mr Stevens said: “We supply a need for local people for when they really cannot have any more treatment for cancer in hospital. Also, there is respite care – people may live with cancer for a number of years and they need support from our qualified staff. We fill a gap where the NHS stops.”
Mrs Stevens hopes to arrange for a stall in Tenterden High Street soon so local people can learn more about Mrs Goodman and Mrs Jennings’ forthcoming run and lend their support.
To sponsor the ladies, visit www.justgiving.com/ emmagandlouisej or phone Mrs Goodman on 07811 209452.
Emma Goodman in training