"The London Marathon was the most amazing thing that I have ever done"

London Marathon 2017

We've got three runners in the London Marathon 2017!

Congratulations to Daniel Brown who has taken on the challenge of running the London Marathon for Florence after successfully applying for our Charity Bond place.

We are also delighted and honoured that Graham Tucker has also chosen to raise money for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity through running the London Marathon this year. Graham won a place through the ballot, and chose FNHC as his charity, out of many worthy causes.

Finally, last year Sean Lynch ran the London Marathon for Florence with his wife Melanie, and this year he's doing it again, having managed to get a ballot place, in memory of his father-in-law Bob Anstee.

Best of luck to you all - we are behind you all the way!

Why run for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity?

Dan says: "I witnessed firsthand what an incredible place the Florence Nightingale Hospice is in early 2015, when my mum spent her last few months being cared for there. Despite what was an upsetting and horrible time for the whole family, the care, compassion and support that we witnessed at the time and since from FNHC has been incredible and inspiring. I'll never forget my nephew's 3rd birthday, which fell when Mum was in the hospice and coming to the end of her days. We were given an entire day room to ourselves, and allowed time and space to celebrate together as a family - a rare moment of "normality" in a harrowing time.

I genuinely and strongly believe that the care we received at the hospice and our experience there allowed Mum to pass away in relative comfort, calmness and most of all dignity, all of which would have been an impossibility anywhere else but at the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity is a charity that really means so much to me and my family, and countless others. As well as providing end of life care, they also provide a whole host of services from bereavement counselling, a day hospice and a lymphoedema clinic, and I urge you to visit their website to find out more. It is not a nationwide charity and only has one centre, and unlike the bigger charities FNHC have only one London Marathon space a year - so I have the honour (and slightly scary responsibility) of filling it!

I'd be incredibly grateful for anything you can spare to support this fantastic cause. The funds really will be put to fantastic use so that FNHC can continue to provide such important end of life care and support, when families and loved ones are at their lowest point and need it the most."

Click here if you would like to support Dan's London Marathon fundraising for FNHC.

Graham says: "Having worked at large national charities, and raised funds for them in the past, I chose to raise money for a local charity this time.

I thought a lot about what charity to run for - there's so many worthwhile causes in the world today. Having had close family members cared for by this charity and to make the most of the event, I decided to run for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. FNHC is an amazing organisation and I'm really proud to be running for them.

My mum (Maureen) has been involved with fundraising for FNHC in the past and has been spearheading my donation campaign.

If anyone would like to donate to Graham's fundraising page the URL is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/grahamtucker099

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