An estate agent is preparing to run next week’s Stroud Half Marathon to raise money for Longfield Hospice.
Stroud Property Centre Branch Manager Jamie Dyer will take part in the race on Sunday, October 23 – despite recently seeing his training cut short due to a bout of tendonitis.
Jamie, who is running the race with Property Centre director Simon Trippett, explained: “My ankle has stopped me running recently, but hopefully I will be able to complete some short-distance runs in the coming days.”
Jamie visited the hospice at Minchinhampton this week, where he was given a guided tour of the facility: ” The challenge for me personally was to have a focus and a training plan but much more importantly was to raise money for a great cause and also help highlight the wonderful support the hospice gives to patients and to help generate awareness of the hospice and its importance within the community.
“I really enjoyed visiting the hospital, the setting is beautiful and relaxing and the facilities for patients were first class, what I sensed most was the passion and enthusiasm the staff have in regard to the hospice and how it continues to support patients and makes their life that little more easier.”
Longfield Community Hospice is a registered charity for adults in Gloucestershire with a life-limiting illness.
For more than 30 years, they have provided free care and support for patients and their loved ones, helping families make the most of their time together.
Whether it’s counselling, support groups or expert care at home during someone’s final days, the hospice brings comfort and reassurance to patients and loved ones when they need it most.
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