Superheroes make hospice’s day!

Group shot of participants and a selection of family/friends groups (all photography by Paul Milgate-Scarrott)

On Sunday 7th October upwards of 600 people took part in the Katharine House Hospice 5k & 10k Family Fun Runs at Shugborough.

Events Fundraiser at Katharine House Hospice, Lisa Carson said:

“We can’t thank everyone enough for their incredible support for us. It’s really heartening to see so many local people running today. Our local community was instrumental in getting the hospice started and they continue to be the reason we can keep it running. This year is extra special as we’re celebrating 25 years since we opened the doors to our first Day Therapies patients and our superheroes did us proud.”

“We always say it’s not about how fast you go, it’s all about having fun and whilst we don’t award a prize for the fastest runner, our No. 1 fundraisers: David Riley, son James and grandson David received a trophy and certificate for raising a tremendous £1,768.”

This event was sponsored for the ninth year running by Stafford Railway Building Society and thanks to their support and everyone participating, looks set to raise in excess of £20,000 towards providing free care at the hospice.

Katharine House Hospice provides free care and support for adults and their families who are coping with progressive illness across mid-Staffordshire. It relies upon the kindness of the local community to help generate over 75% of the funds needed to run its range of vital services.