London Marathon 2023
We are pleased to support our Head of Service Delivery, Pamela-Jane Paton and Jenny Wykes, our Customer Success Executive as they are ready to cross the finish line of the London Marathon this Sunday 23 April 2023.
Both Pam and Jenny have been working hard for months, training for one of the largest marathon events in the UK.
A marathon takes hard work and dedicated training, so why has Pam and Jenny decided to do this?
Pam lost her Dad very suddenly to a devasting stroke over 11 years ago when he was just 53.
Last year, her husband’s Nan started displaying symptoms of dementia. She has deteriorated quite quickly and after a severe fall, has been moved into a care home. At 94, she is doing very well but losing her identity daily.
Two important family members have been affected by brain conditions that we simply do not know about. Brain conditions which not only affect the individual but the family unit.
As such, Pam chose to support Brain Research UK by running the TCS London Marathon and raising money.
Pam has been training hard for months with a group of runners, pushing each other to do better through rain and shine. This weekend, all that hard work will come to fruition! Support Pam with us and donate to her fundraising page here.
Jenny says, “I am running it for my Mum who passed away of Bowel Cancer, she passed away at Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes. I have only been running for 12 months but wanted to run the London Marathon for my Mum so I could feel even the tiniest part of her pain.
I can’t imagine how scared she must have been yet she still held the whole family together, maintained a positive outlook until the very end AND was the best Grandma to my two daughters.
Running 26.2 miles is the very least I could do in her honour. Losing my Mum gave me some kind of superpower strength and I know that with her in my thoughts I’ll do anything.”
Please join us in supporting Jenny and donate to her fundraising page, here.
About Brain Research UK
When the brain changes, we change. When it is struck by a tumour, an injury or a disease, the consequences can be devastating.
Brain Research UK is the leading funder of neurological research. They aim to reduce the impact of neurological conditions, to help people live better, longer.
Find out more about Brain Research: https://www.brainresearchuk.org.uk/about-us
About Willen Hospice
Willen Hospice cares for end of life patients and their families in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
For over 40 years, Willen Hospice has been delivering calm, compassionate care in a tranquil environment, helping people to really make the most of the time they have left with their loved ones. This exceptional care is given free of charge.
Willen gives comfort, eases pain and reduces anxiety for patients and their loved ones. They get less than a quarter of funding from the NHS, the rest is donated or fundraised by amazing supporters like Jenny.
Find out more about Willen Hospice: https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/