Our Senior Hospice Fundraiser Fern Haynes, has set herself a challenge and signed up to take part in the Reading Half Marathon. Fern is following in her sister Kerry’s footsteps - and hoping to beat her time!
Kerry ran in 2007 and again in 2015 in memory of her uncle, John Lyons, who was cared for at Sue Ryder’s Nettlebed Hospice. He died from CJD, a debilitating illness which was a shock to the whole family.
Recalling the time, Kelly said: "The relief when John came to Sue Ryder was astonishing – all the worries and stress of making sure he was looked after adequately in hospital melted away. John was treated with respect, compassion, dignity and kindness by the team at Sue Ryder,"
Fern has worked at Duchess of Kent Hospice for two years and sees the impact the care provided here has on patients and their families. She says: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge of the Reading Half Marathon. It’s such an iconic event here in Reading and will be very special to run past the front door of Duchess of Kent Hospice, being cheered on by all our fantastic volunteers and staff.”
We still have charity places available for the Reading Half Marathon. Feel free to give me or my team a call and join me on #TeamIncredible, supporting your local hospice.”
Join Fern and sign up for the Reading half Marathon for Sue Ryder, helping support the care we provide across West Berkshire at Duchess of Kent Hospice, Charles Clore Unit, Newbury and Wokingham Day Hospice
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