Derek James


Richard House Children's Hospice
We deliver clinical care, short breaks and other residential services to children and young adults, while supporting their families through counselling, therapy, bereavement support and more. With a focus on living for today and creating positive memories for tomorrow, we also offer a range of activities for all the family to enjoy. All of our services are free of charge and we need £2million in voluntary donations each year to keep going
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Hello and thanks for showing interest. I shall be running in the London Marathon for the ninth time and the fifth for Richard House Children's Hospice, Beckton. I have two aims this year:

1) To finish in under four hours (my fastest time since turning 70 is 4 hours 3 1/2 minutes);

2) To raise £1000 for the hospice, where I have been the volunteer gardener for two days a week for the last nine years.

The hospice helps about 350 children and their families a year - some for many years, some - sadly - for a only a few weeks or even days. What surprises many visitors is how positive and upbeat the atmosphere is. In spite of all, there is plenty of laughter and cheerfulness. 

The hospice lives up to its motto - "Living for today, creating memories for tomorrow." If you are able to sponsor me, I and a lot of children and parents i nthe most awful of circumstances will be very grateful.

Recent donors

11.05.17 Fantastic! Congratulations, Derek.


24.04.17 A pound for every agonising mile! Well done Derek

23.04.17 Good luck! Hope it's going really well

21.04.17 Fantastic meeting you today, what a great cause. Good luck.

21.04.17 Gooooo Derek!

21.04.17 Good luck Derek!

21.04.17 Good luck Derek!

21.04.17 Good luck Derek!

21.04.17 You are an inspiration, Derek! Good luck!

21.04.17 Chase Bekele and you'll get a good time. Good luck.

20.04.17 Derek it was good meeting you yesterday and good luck for Sunday.

20.04.17 Good Luck for Sunday

20.04.17 Good Luck, Derek

22.03.17 Good luck Derek

05.03.17 Go for it Derek!

28.02.17 GOOD LUCK


22.02.17 Hope all of that training pays off. Monty x

14.02.17 Well done Uncle. Just hope the online media profile has not distracted you from the real training!

10.02.17 Good luck you old b!

28.01.17 GOOD LUCK

25.01.17 I'll be cheering you on at mile 23.


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