St Elizabeth Hospice fundraisers in training for Virgin London Marathon 2016

From left to right: Nick Millar, Rodney Davis, Julie Shufflebotham, Wendy Hughes, Kate Bowers and Ma

From left to right: Nick Millar, Rodney Davis, Julie Shufflebotham, Wendy Hughes, Kate Bowers and Matthew Holliday are taking on the London Marathon in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice. Pic: St Elizabeth Hospice. - Credit: Archant

A team of fundraising are in training to take part in the Virgin London Marathon 2016 to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.

The 14 runners are set to take on the 26.2 mile challenge on April 24 in aid of the charity, based in Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

One of the fundraisers, Matthew Holliday, is supporting the hospice after his father David received “incredible” care from staff at the charity during his final days.

Mr Holliday said: “My family will always be indebted to the amazing people who made him as comfortable as possible and gave us unwavering support and advice.”

Nick Miller, another London Marathon 2016 fundraiser, said: “In July 2013 I sadly lost my Auntie Maria at the age of just 49 after a long battle with cancer. She was given the chance to pass with dignity, content in the knowledge that her young family were being looked after. “


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The hospice, which costs millions of pounds a year to run, provides vital services fore free but relies on fundraising and donations. To help the hospice, call 01473 723600.

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