Clarence Set for 10k Run in Aid of St Francis Hospice


Cllr Clarence Barrett at last year’s London 10k

Local Cranham Councillor, Clarence Barrett, is set to take on the London 10,000 metres on July 10th to raise funds for St Francis Hospice.

Clarence has undertaken marathons, 10ks, a sky dive from 12,000ft and abseiling down the Romford YMCA building for a variety of charities over recent years. Of the latest challenge, Cllr Barrett said: “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 want to do my bit!

“10k isn’t quite a marathon, but if I can raise as much money as possible for the Hospice it will be worth every step of the way.”

Clarence is aiming to raise £500 for the Hospice. If you would like to sponsor visit




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