Letchworth-based hospice receives cash boost from North Herts runners

PUBLISHED: 16:11 03 August 2018

North Herts Road Runners' chairperson Astrid McKeown presenting a cheque for £4,000 to Richard Harbon, community  fundraiser for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: NHRR

North Herts Road Runners' chairperson Astrid McKeown presenting a cheque for £4,000 to Richard Harbon, community fundraiser for Garden House Hospice Care. Picture: NHRR

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Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care has been given a cash boost by a group of runners, who have raised more than £4,000 for the cause.

Since January, the North Herts Road Runners have raised almost £5,000 for local charities.

The annual Greenway half-marathon raised £4,000 for Garden House Hospice Care, and a further £250 for the charity was raised by bucket collections.

The money raised will go towards gardening equipment to improve the outside area and two day-beds, to enable family members to sleep next to their loved ones on the ward, making the place more comfortable for them.

Richard Harbon, a community fundraiser for Garden House Hospice Care, said: “The day-beds will make a significant difference, as family members can be together at all times.

“The garden plays a huge role in the wellbeing of both staff and patients, having up-to-date tools will further improve this valuable area.”

NHRR is supporting two more charities this year; Jackie’s Dropin and TRACKS autism. Fundraising efforts such as a ‘pasta party’ raised £185 to celebrate the ending of the spring marathon season, and £220 was raised at the ‘Dawn and Dusk’ during the 5k run at the beginning of July.

For more on GHHC go to ghhospicecare.org.uk.

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