On Sunday 14th May, two of our very own nurses will take on the Rob Burrows Marathon in Leeds and are fundraising to support our vital care. Angela Gill, Day Hospice Sister, and Tracey Wilcocks, Director of Clinical Services, have been training since the start of the year to take on this challenge and raise all important funds for the Hospice.

Their joint fundraising target is £2,000 and they have already exceeded £1,300! All money raised in sponsorship will help fund services for local people with a life-limiting illness. Many of whom suffer complex illnesses like Motor Neurone Disease, and rely on the Hospice for guidance and support.

Tracey who is the Director of Clinical Services has worked at the Hospice for 10 years, is a keen runner and has taken on previous running challenges in support of Overgate. As a key member of our clinical team, Tracey understands the importance of all services that the Hospice provide free of charge to patients and their families.

Angela who runs our vital Day Hospice services has been instrumental in the introduction of the Overgate Hubs which are held in various locations of the Calderdale community and bring the support, advice and education from our expert team to a venue closer to home for those living with a life-limiting illness. Services such as these are all available free of charge to those in need and are only possible due to the kindness and generosity of the community through fundraising activities such as being sponsored for a marathon.

Angela said “This is my first big running challenge and I am proud to be doing it for Overgate. I hope we raise as much money as possible and thank all family and friends who have sponsored us so far.”

Tracey said “The Rob Burrows Leeds Marathon is one of the largest running events in Yorkshire and I’m really excited to take on the challenge. We have been training for months and I will be proud to run side by side with Angela on the day.”

You can sponsor Angela and Tracey by visiting their Just Giving bage below.

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