Georgia took on the London Marathon 2017 in memory of her Grandad, who was cared for by the 'angels' at St John's Hospice in Moggerhanger.

"Last Christmas, I lost my beloved Grandad to cancer.

"Like many families, he was the head of the pack and inspired us every single day to better ourselves and be the very best we could be. Being Italian, he loved to watch all nine of his grandchildren achieve fantastic things - followed closely by enjoying a huge bowl of Nonna’s pasta! (Who wouldn't like that?)

"When he passed away, he spent his last days at St John's, the incredible hospice that was a home to all of us. Not only did they look after him, but the Testa team took over the building and we were all able to enjoy some very precious moments as a family together."


Spending his last days at peace together

"My dad and uncles were able to spend nights with Grandad and my Nonna slept there too. We were able to eat, drink and be at peace in Grandad’s final days.

"When you lose someone, it can be so scary to think of those last moments, but St. John's Hospice made it peaceful and memorable for all of us. Nothing was ever too much trouble and the nurses were angels.

"You never know when you might need St John's - I didn't."


I'm doing this for you, Grandad

"I didn't know how else to repay Sue Ryder for what they did for our family, so crazy little Georgia decided to enter the London Marathon and was accepted!

"Being a personal trainer, it's good to challenge myself and help inspire others to get outside and run! And the best part is I get to do it for my grandad."


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