Families join in the fundraising
THE families of our patients are always asking how they can help and what they can do to show their support for the hospice.
So we wanted to share with your just a few of these amazing achievements, for which we are so very grateful.
The grandson of a former patient took a trip to Belgium in August to take on the Dodentocht – or “Death March”, – a 100km walk in just 24 hours.
But this wasn’t hard enough for Matthew Hoare, 18, from North London.
Instead, he chose to run it in order to really push himself!
The challenge wasn’t easy though as he only took up running in February this year.
Matthew raised a fantastic £325 for the hospice.
He said: “It took me just over 13 hours and was the longest and hardest thing I have ever done, so it gave me a real sense of achievement.
“The locals were so supportive, cheering me on all the way, so it was a fantastic experience.
“My good friend, Thomas, came along to support me too.
“St Joseph’s Hospice took such wonderful care of my nan, Flo Jackson MBE, when she was a patient there in 2012.
“The care she and my whole family received was incredible and I’m so pleased to be able to do something to help.”
The wife of one of our patients, Helen Burrows, recently took part in Tough Mudder North West, along with her friends and family, in order to raise money for the hospice.
They dragged themselves through the muddy 10.7-mile obstacle course in just five and a half hours. The team of 15 have raised a staggering £1,489 so far.
Helen said: “We wanted to give something back to the hospice.
“Ian has been so well cared for by the staff, who are just incredible, not just to Ian but also to me and our children.
“Tough Mudder was incredibly tough but that’s nothing compared to what Ian’s been through. We worked together as a team to achieve something really positive and we’re just glad we could help.”
Our staff and their families are also keen to help with fundraising.
The son of one of our healthcare assistants, Jamie Woodward, 22, from Seaforth, recently completed a skydive raising £723 for the hospice.
He said: “I’ve always wanted to skydive and the hospice is such a brilliant local charity to support.
“My mum does a very difficult job but she absolutely loves it and is always telling us wonderful stories about it.”
To show your support for the hospice, call the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email events@ jospice.org.uk.
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He n Burrows and th team after finishing Toug Mudder
Matthew Hoare celebrates after completing his 100km run challenge
Jamie Woodward did a skydive to raise money for Jospice