For anybody that knows me well, they know that I really hate running. However, I also love a challenge. So I have entered the Castle Howard Half Marathon on the 21st July in memory of my wonderful Granny, Sheena who sadly passed away this February.

I have decided to raise money for the Strathcarron Hospice because without them, we would not have been able to let Gran stay at home during her final days. As a family we will be forever grateful for the care and support the Strathcarron at Home team gave Gran and us during these days.

Every year, Strathcarron provides care and support to over 1,400 people with a life-limiting illness or condition, at a time when both they and their family need it most. The Hospice philosophy is about living until you die and Strathcarron ensure people have every opportunity to achieve their goals right up until the last moment.

As an independent hospice all care is provided free of charge and services include a 24-bed inpatient unit, Day Care, [email protected], Community Nurse Specialists and Lymphoedema clinic. Strathcarron need to raise over £12,900 every day to keep these services running.

Providing end of life care for people choosing to die in their own homes costs the charity, on average, £584 per patient so I am hoping to raise this amount and more. I would be so grateful for any donations received no matter how small. I know from personal experience how these donations can really help a family. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Miriam Payne