Runners go the extra miles for Katharine House Hospice


6 local supporters will run 26.2 miles in the Virgin Money London Marathon this April for Katharine House Hospice. The hospice would like to say a huge thank you to them for all of their hard work, in both training and fundraising for this iconic marathon.

The Gold Bond runners including Charlotte Beddow, Joe Potts, Joel Haywood, Carl Williams and hospice Fundraiser Lisa Carson, all have fundraising targets of £1,350 which they are all working hard towards.

Charlotte has baked cakes and sold them in Asda Living, Carl is holding a BBQ event at his rugby club, Joel has held a fundraising event at his tattoo parlour and Joe and Lisa have secured a substantial sponsorship deals with a local business. All of this activity, in addition to their sponsorship raised through online and offline sponsorship should raise in excess of £7,000 for the hospice. This will fund the entire hospice services for a whole 24 hours.

Chloe Birchall is also running the marathon in support of the hospice this year having gained a “Good for age” place following a really successful marathon in 2015. Chloe is also working hard to raise valuable funds for the hospice.

If you would like to support any of our runners, please visit and search for any of their names. Every penny you donate will make a difference to the hospice, and pay for free care for local people with life limiting illnesses.

Every year the hospice has 5 Gold Bond places for the London Marathon. The 2017 Gold Bond places will be drawn in August this year. Those interested in applying need to contact the Fundraising Team on 01785 270808 or email

Anyone wanting to run for the hospice in any events can get sponsor forms and t-shirts by contacting the Fundraising Team on 01785 270808 or email