Cllr Clarence Runs London 10k for St Francis Hospice
Local Residents’ Association councillor, Clarence Barrett (Cranham RA), completed his latest charity challenge by completing the British 10k London Run on 10th July.
The race attracted over 11,500 runners and Clarence (pictured after the race) managed to raise £730 for St Francis Hospice, exceeding his own target by £230.
On completing the challenge, Clarence said: “Firstly may I thank all those who sponsored me. The event was a great experience, good weather, terrific crowds and I managed to finish in one piece while raising funds for a fantastic cause – all in all, a day well spent!”
Cllr Barrett continued: “I have seen how the Hospice care not only for those with life-limiting conditions, but also for the families and carers of loved ones. When the need is most, and times are tough, the service provided by St Francis Hospice is an invaluable asset to the community. It is inspiring to see how dedicated personal care, compassion and love are such motivating qualities that embrace the whole philosophy of the Hospice.
“The Hospice needs £7.7m a year to run, and while the NHS provide some £2.3m, the remaining £5.4m is down to fundraising, gifts, legacies and the generosity of people to undertake their own personal challenges to support a great cause – and that’s why I wanted to do my bit!”