Carlton couple to mark anniversary by running marathon for Hospice cause


A couple from Carlton are to mark their wedding anniversary by joining thousands of others pounding the streets of Notts for this year’s Robin Hood Marathon.

Lisa Whistance, from Carlton, is running the half marathon with her husband, Lyndon, to celebrate their anniversary on Sunday and also raise funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice, based in Mapperley.

They’ll be joining 30 other hospice heroes taking part in the event.

The group of runners, including relatives of hospice patients and a team of colleagues from Capital One, have been training hard to do themselves proud and raise over £3,000 for the hospice.

Lisa said: “We thought this would be a great way to celebrate the support we’ve had for each other – we’re a bit crazy! Having recently lost a close family member to a terminal illness we appreciate the support and care that Nottinghamshire Hospice provides.”

Local businesses have come together to support the charity’s runners with Up and Running, Sainsbury’s and Boots all donating items for goodie bags.

To celebrate the hard work and dedication the runners have put in to support the charity, a celebration will be held at the hospice on Woodborough Road later in the year.

Elaine Hopkins, Community and Events Fundraiser, Nottinghamshire Hospice said: “Thank you to everyone supporting Nottinghamshire Hospice by running in the marathon this weekend. It is really important to us to have the support of our local community, whose generosity enables us to carry on delivering our much needed services.

We need to raise £2.7m a year to provide free-of-charge care and emotional support to patients and families who are facing terminal illnesses in the comfort of their own homes across Nottinghamshire, and in the day therapy centre on Woodborough Road. T

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She added: “The money raised by our runners will make a real difference to the lives of local families.”

To register interest in running for Nottinghamshire Hospice in the 2018 Robin Hood Marathon, or to support the charity by fundraising or volunteering, please contact Elaine Hopkins, Community and Events Fundraiser, on or 0115 910 1008 ext 251.

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