24 September 2018

Newcross' Claire Gray and Julie Stainsby run a total of 20K for St Cuthbert's Hospice

Fun Run for St Cuthberts's

Last Friday, Newcross' Claire Gray and Julie Stainsby took on the challenge of completing a 'fun run', making tracks over a twenty kilometre distance between them. The event is known for the light up accessories, camaraderie and the thousands of pounds raised by walkers across the County. 

Together, the speedy pair raised a total of £500!

St. Cuthbert's Hospice provide specialist palliative and end of life care to all those affected by life-limiting illnesses, at a time and a place that is right for them. 

On their website, they write:

We are aware of the valuable work undertaken by individuals and agencies in the community and we will work in partnership with them to provide excellent services for the people of Durham.

We see life – and death – as a journey to be made in the company of others. We are rooted in our local community and we approach life and death through a philosophy based on support and hospitality.

Our clinical services are supported by a multidisciplinary team who are highly qualified with expertise in specialist palliative and end of life care. Members of the multidisciplinary team include medical and nursing staff, health care assistants, lymphoedema practitioner and physiotherapists, counsellors and a social worker.

Claire completed an impressive fifteen kilometres and Julie, five. 'I couldn't walk the next day!' Claire told us.  

If you'd like to sponsor Julie and Claire for their achievement, you can do so by following this link to St. Cuthbert's Donation Page. 

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