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Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice’s Mini Marathon is back this spring

GREENWICH & Bexley Community Hospice‘s much-loved Mini Marathon will return to Royal Greenwich Park for its 11th year on Sunday, 12 May. 

This year marks three decades of the charity supporting people living with terminal illnesses in the community and hosting vital fundraising events that help provide a range of care and support services to patients in the Borough of Royal Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley.

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the hospice will be holding its annual fundraiser for the under 16s at Royal Greenwich Park. And it is set to be their best yet.

Every year, young hospice heroes aged 5 to 16 don their fancy dress and running shoes and show their community spirit in their hundreds as they run, jog or walk 2.62 miles around the park.

Last year, over 900 children took part in the flagship fundraising event, helping to raise a whopping £49,862 for the charity. The hospice hopes this year will be bigger and better and encourages families to sign up and enjoy a fun-filled day while doing their bit to support local patients at a time when they need it the most.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice's Mini Marathon is back this spring

Augusta Adu, Events Manager, said:

“We are thrilled to be back in Royal Greenwich Park for our 11th consecutive year. Seeing hundreds of children passionately running 2.62 miles to support our vital hospice care and support services is truly inspirational and is why this event holds such a special place in my heart.

“I love that the Hospice Mini Marathon unites the community for an amazing day out in a stunning setting. Here’s to another year of compassion, resilience, and creating beautiful memories together.”

The hospice’s 30th anniversary celebrates everyone in their local community. They are so grateful to everyone who has supported the hospice and helped ensure it can be there for those who need its care and support.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is committed to ensuring patients and their families are not alone when facing a life-limiting illness. The money raised through taking part in the running event will allow the hospice to continue doing this. Any money raised will make a huge difference to patients, families and carers. Be a hospice hero and sign up today.

For more information, please visit: https://www.communityhospice.org.uk/support-us/events/hospice-mini-marathon/.

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