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Fundraiser prepares to run in aid of the hospice

Fundraiser prepares to run in aid of the hospice

A local woman will be racing around the streets of Edinburgh on Sunday 29 May to help the care, support and activities at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.

This year’s Edinburgh Half Marathon will be special for Becky Kirkbride as she runs in aid of the local charity.

Becky, from Wigton, explains

“I have fundraised for Eden Valley Hospice in the past and felt it was time I organised another fundraiser. I chose to support Eden Valley Hospice as a couple of family members have been in the hospice and the nurses and staff there go above and beyond what is expected of them.

“I have heard nothing but positive things said about Eden Valley Hospice. By fundraising I feel it’s the perfect way to say ‘thank you’.”

Every runner taking part in this year’s Edinburgh Half Marathon will have their own memory, reason and purpose for completing the 13.1 mile course. Whether it is to set a personal best or to raise money in aid of charity they will all create memories which will last a life time.

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Becky continued,

“I have chosen to take part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon as I have only completed 10km runs in the past and now I feel I need a bigger challenge. I was also told the Edinburgh Half was relatively flat so I thought this would be the perfect first half marathon for me.

“I am most looking forward to the race day atmosphere and the support I’m sure I will receive around the course. And not forgetting when the finish line is in sight. What I am least looking forward to is the paint I’m sure I’ll be in the morning after the race.”

The money raised by Becky will help Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw provide care, support and activities to local adults and children with life limiting illnesses. This care and compassion is extended to all of the patients’ families, friends and carers. 2016 is a special year for the local charity as it marks its 25th anniversary.

If you would like to sponsor Becky as she takes part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw please visit her JustGiving page.

If you would like to take part in your own 13.1 mile challenge in aid of the local charity, Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw are currently encouraging fundraisers to sign up for either the Great North Run or the Great Cumbrian Run. For more information please click the links or contact the Fundraising Team on 01228 817613 or email us at fundraising@edenvalleyhospice.org.