Father Steven's Marathon

Father Steven will be running
in the 2022 London Marathon -
for real this time!

He writes:

"Right now, hospice staff are at the forefront
of the battle with COVID-19, continuing to care
for our vulnerable people whilst also easing
the burden on the NHS. 

Hospice UK is the national charity working
for those experiencing dying, death
and bereavement.
We work for the benefit of people affected by death and dying, collaborating with our hospice members and other partners who work in
end-of-life care.

Last year I wasn't able to run the London Marathon event due to my son getting Covid.
I ran the marathon through the streets of Mill Hill immediately after my son  was out of quarantine.
It was tough to do this on my own and I'm really looking forward
to running with everyone else this year. I'm really grateful to
Hospice UK for giving me a place in the 2022 team."

You can sponsor Father Steven's Marathon in support of Hospice UK
on his JustGiving page here.

Father Steven was unable to run in the London Marathon on 3rd October 2021 as planned because his son had contracted COVID a few days before the event.

He pledged to run a Marathon as soon as it was safe and responsible to do so.
It just wouldn't be through the streets of London with 40,000 other people, and thousands of others cheering on, or result in a shiny medal for finishing.

On Saturday 9th October he kept that promise.

He writes:

"Christian's last day of isolation was yesterday and thank goodness he has now made a full recovery after being really poorly with Covid.
The need to care for him throughout his quarantine meant that I sadly could not take my place running as part of the Hospice UK team in the London Marathon last Sunday.
This was disappointing, but I was determined to complete the marathon anyway as soon as possible in recognition and gratitude for all the incredibly generous donations people have made to Hospice UK through my Just Giving page.
I completed the marathon this morning in just under 4 hours which was my goal.
Thank you so much for all the support,
it means a lot."

Father Steven didn't get a medal for the London Marathon,
but he was presented with this in the church.

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