Team members from across LED Community Leisure have entered the Great West Run to raise money for Hospiscare. The Great West Run is a half marathon taking place in Exeter on Sunday 21st May 2023.
LED’s team includes Chris Duchenski and Charlotte Ward from Ottery St Mary, Lottie Edwards and Andrew Dare from LED’s Community Engagement Team, Theresa England representing both Ocean Exmouth and Woodbury as well as Corey Leisk from Sidmouth.
Chris Duchenski, LED Team Captain, said: “We are fundraising to support Hospiscare’s 40 club where we have committed to raising £1,000 in 2023. Some of us have never run before and some of us are experienced runners so it is a good mix. We all know someone who has been affected so it’s good to support each other on our journey.”
Hospiscare provides specialist care to patients and their families living with life-limiting illnesses across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.
Ellie Williams, Corporate Officer for Hospiscare, said: “Hopefully everyone in team LED has fun doing something new and the thought of what they are doing to support local families keeps you going on tough runs. £700 pays for a full day of care with 4 nurses per patient. The money raised will help take away the pain patients experience and support their families too. Thank you team LED for engaging with the community and supporting Hospiscare.”
To find out more about Hospiscare or to support team LED by making a donation, please click the link below.