"My local Sue Ryder hospice has a special place in my heart, it has been home to three incredible women in my life. My Grandma, Mother in Law and Aunty were all taken from us far too early and always in these circumstances, it is hard for everyone to come to terms with their loss. All the staff provided the utmost care and empathy through this tough time and this is my way of thanking them for their support." (Alison, Team Incredible Marathon Squad 2018)
"I don't speak much about the time that my Mum was ill. But what I do want everyone to know is how well the nurses at Sue Ryder St John's Hospice looked after her in the last months of her life and how amazing they are. The hospice cannot run and the nurses cannot provide care without fundraising from Sue Ryder. " (Scarlet, Team Incredible Marathon Squad 2018)
"Margaret was a fun, feisty, politically-active, no-nonsense, straight-talking, Yorkshire woman. (She) passed away at Manorlands in 2007 aged 58, after a battle with breast cancer. I'm sure I'll sense her indomitable spirit in the tough bits in training and on the day if I ever... even dare consider giving up... ’Get them bloody knees up’." (Karen, Team Incredible Marathon Squad 2018)
These are some of the reasons our incredible runners are taking on the London Marathon for us this Sunday. Read more of their inspiring stories by clicking on the link below.