claire macdonald

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on income for charities. Although things might be returning to some normality, fundraising events and campaigns remain cancelled and there is no indication as to when this situation will improve.

I was due to run the Stirling Marathon this year to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice, however, this has also been postponed. Another supporter said recently: "Cancer doesn't stop for Coronavirus," and he's absolutely right. Strathcarron Hospice needs funds now because local people need the support of the Hospice NOW.

I had already started my marathon training so, despite the Stirling Marathon being rescheduled to May next year, I've decided to run my own marathon on 15th August 2020. I've mapped out a route from Dunfermline to Bo'ness, and I hope that by challenging myself in this way, I'll be able to raise vital funds for Strathcarron Hospice.

Throughout the crisis, the Hospice has always remained open to provide specialist care for local people living with, and dying from a terminal illness. As an independent charity, Strathcarron needs to raise £12,900 a day to keep services running, and support from the local community is needed now more than ever.

Just £24 can pay for one hour of nursing care. Please donate what you can and help Strathcarron Hospice nurses and frontline staff continue to care for those who need them most.

claire macdonald