Hospice launches virtual marathon

Categories: Community Engagement.

St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln have launched a new way to fundraise – a virtual marathon where participants take on 26.2 miles, but can give themselves  a day, a week or an entire month to complete it.

Dr Adam Brown, a consultant at the hospice, has taken part in several challenges to raise money for the charity. He is encouraging people who may not be able to complete a traditional marathon to sign up and try a virtual one.

Adam said:

“I know my knees are not up to doing 26 miles on the road in one go these days, but the virtual marathon allows you to run or walk where you like, when you like, and over a month it can work out to be less than a mile a day.

“I plan to run around my local park, and as long as I stay ahead of target of one mile per day I know I will get there by the end of the month.“Of course I am biased, but I get to see on a daily basis the amazing work that the hospice does, and the difference it makes in people’s lives. It is a huge privilege to be able to help deliver the standard of care that we all aspire to and to go the extra mile for patients and their families.

“I know we can only do this because of the huge number of people across Lincolnshire and beyond who give their time and effort to raise so much money for St Barnabas Hospice.”

The hospice launched the initiative because they say a lot of people may already be walking a mile a day without realising it, whether walking their dog, commuting to work or doing the school run, so why not do it while raising money for the hospice?

For more information visit St Barnabas Hospice

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