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Kate Davies

Kate's London Marathon for Hospice UK

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][br][/p][p]Hello and thank you for visiting my fundraising page.[/p][p]I am very excited to be running my first (and most probably last!) ever marathon for a charity very close to my heart. [/p][p]Collectively hospices in the UK provide vital care to 200,000 people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses every year, as well as providing support for many of their loved ones. Hospice UK work closely with hospices throughout the country to support their vital work and to create a stronger voice for hospice care. Sadly hospice care receives limited government funding and still relies heavily on community support to maintain the high quality care it delivers. [/p][p]Over the last 8 years I have had the privilege of working for St Luke's Hospice in Plymouth. I see each and every day the very essence of hospice care and how the support, comfort and hope it brings can truly help those through some of the most difficult of times. I have worked with some of the most professional & compassionate of people who go above and beyond to deliver the very best care possible. Care that supports people to be themselves for as long possible. [/p][p]I feel very thankful to have been able to support so many patients over the last 8 years, the memories of which will last a lifetime. I feel humbled to have witnessed many times over the very great strength, determination, bravery and spirit that is possible. My journey around London will pale in comparison to those I have cared for but I hope for one of the biggest physical and mental challenges I have undertaken I can draw upon them to help me when I need it most. [/p][p]So as I prepare to huff and puff my way around London, if I can raise awareness of the amazing work taking place and a little toward the lots of funding needed to continue to improve access & great care for those who need it most, I will recuperate a little easier! [/p][p]I am incredibly grateful if you are able to spare a few pennies to support hospice care, every donation counts and do please feel free to suggest a favourite song of yours to add into my training playlist to spur me on for those cold & rainy days! [/p][p]Update: 08.04.19[/p][p]Training peak reached. Last long run before the big day completed today which was a tad emotional. Taper begins now..phew. 19 days to go. So pleased to have made it this far with body intact. [/p][p]Thank you everyone, your support is really helping me remember why I’m doing this. [/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters

Apr 26, 2019

Anonymous

I am very proud of what you are doing. It will be worth it for the memories alone! Enjoy every minute and the training will see you through. I will be there roaring you on! Lots of love and hugs for the day. Go Kate Go!! Lxxxx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Helen

Good luck Kate x

Apr 25, 2019

Chris and Karen Flower

Good luck Kate! Chris and Karen

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Natalie x

You’ll be great Kate, have a fabulous day!!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

Lisa Hayman

Have a great day You can do this !! 😘

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2019

Jane Shone

Such a great charity to support. We wish you a very good run on Sunday. Jane and Patrick

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2019

Kirsten Scriven

Wishing you all the best for Sunday - amazing effort to get this far - hope you really enjoy the day!! Love JKLF xxxx

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2019

Carla and Ralph Thomas

Good luck, Kate!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019

Carol and Peter Brooks

Dear Kate and Tom we send you our best wishes and good luck for a successful run. We admire you both.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019

Annie and James Hill

You are amazing! Enjoy the day and keep on running !

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid