Hospices work together to raise funds

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Two hospices in Hertfordshire are working together to raise funds for the vital care they provide to the local community.

Isabel Hospice and Garden House Hospice Care have joined forces to launch a fundraising event next month, the first time a collaboration of this kind has happened in the county.

The ‘Woodhall Off-Road Run’ will have routes of 5K and 10K and entrants are invited to walk, jog or run at their own pace. It will take place in the grounds of the Grade I-listed Woodhall Estate, where participants will be able to soak up the natural woodland and wild flowers of the estate while they’re taking part in the race.

Registration fees range from £7 to £18 and participants are being encouraged to raise £52 in sponsorship or more, which could pay for two hours’ specialist nursing care at either hospice.

Sue Plummer, CEO at Garden House Hospice Care, said: “We are delighted to collaborate on this event with Isabel Hospice. We need to work together to help protect the future of free end of life care and ensure we continue providing our free services. Taking part in the Woodhall Off-Road Run is a great opportunity for people of all ages and fitness abilities to do something fun, whilst raising money through sponsorship.”

David Badger, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Isabel Hospice, added: “Joint working has been a positive experience for both hospices and it has greatly benefitted our patients. We have collaborated on a heart failure project as well as the provision of end of life education in care homes.

“Both hospices were also successful in a collaborative bid to secure National Lottery Community funding for £450,000 to help fund a joint Compassionate Neighbours scheme to tackle the problem of social isolation within our communities.”

For more information visit Woodhall Off-Road Run