We’re running the London Marathon, here’s our reasons why

Many people are motivated to cross the finish line because of the people they are running for. Georgina Norris, a runner from Basildon, stays focused because both of her parents were cared for by a hospice.

Her parents died within a few months of each other, which was sad. Luke took care of her mom when she was nearing the end of her life, and just three months after she died, her dad got sick and again needed care at end of his life from the Basildon hospice.

Well, where do I begin to say how much I appreciate St. Luke’s Hospice and its team? I can’t say enough about how much they’ve helped me. “They helped me take care of and support my parents, both of whom died in the last 22 months,” said Georgina.

“There is nothing I can do to show how thankful I am for this great team, but running the London Marathon and raising money for them is the least I can do. I won’t lie, training has been hard. At one point during my long runs, I thought about stopping, but thinking about all the families that St. Luke’s Hospice helps when they are in need kept me going. If they are willing to fight and try to live as normally as possible, I will run 26.2 miles for them.

Thank you, St. Luke’s Hospice, for giving me the chance to do something for you and show my appreciation. A friend told Kevin Flower about the charity Lady McAdden, for which he is running to raise money.

“Two close family members and other close friends of mine have fought breast cancer, so Lady McAdden’s support hit home for me,” said Kevin.

I love to run, and I’ve already done a few marathons. I always look for a good cause to run for. Fundraising is very important, as is letting people know about breast cancer and what they can do to check themselves regularly, as well as what they can do to help Lady McAdden and raise money for her.

“I can’t wait for Sunday. The event is amazing, and it’s a privilege to see what people are willing to go through. It’s getting harder as I get older, but the people on the streets of London are always there to help. ” Chris Cook, who is 34 and lives in Corringham, had a spot in the 2019 race, but it was canceled, so he ran a solo marathon from Leigh to Corringham and a virtual marathon in 2020. He helped out at the finish line for the Pitsea Running Club last year.

Chris, who is running for Children With Cancer, said, “I am most looking forward to the crowd and the buzz on the day because I have never run with a crowd that big before.” David Mullender, 55, from Wickford, is also a member of the Pitsea Running Club. For him, it’s all about making the most of every moment.

Everyone has told me to make the most of today. I’ve never run a marathon before and probably never will again, so I’m going to enjoy it while I can. “

David’s number was picked out of a hat for the club ballot spot, and that’s how he got his place. Every year, Nigel Pointer, who is in charge of putting on the London Marathon, organizes the volunteer training.

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