Chris & Nicky Turnbull

Nicky & I are running the Strathcarron 10k on Sunday 14th October

So, most of you that know me, know my dad, Gordon, has been living with cancer for the last 8 and a half years.....
Something he doesn't deserve to have to live with.
He is truly a great man. An amazing dad, an amazing husband, an amazing papa, an amazing human being.
He has always been there for me and my family and his friends and anyone who has needed his help.
And as much as, through this horrible ordeal he has endured, i've wanted to help him, theres not much I could actually do.....
Strathcarron, however, could and did.
Most recently into his illness he has had a few stays in the hospice, and with their help and care they have given him a new lease of life.
Dad won't ever be rid of cancer, he still fights every day, is in pain every day, will continue his treatments every day, but knows the hospice is there to help him.
He uses the daycare 'club' every week where he goes and spends time with other sufferers and does activities and this keeps him active and I'm sure helps therapeutically.
The hospice also acts as a help to sufferers partners.
They have been a great help to my mum at the same time, it is also available to me should i wish to use it.
The carers, nurses, admin, reception staff, porters, cooks, gardners, psychologists and anyone I've missed do an invaluable job day in day out.
I couldn't do what they do.
For this, perhaps there is something after all i could do to help, and that is run a wee bit....
isn't much really.....just stick some trainers on and run. But it will mean so much to me knowing i was running for a purpose. To raise money for this amazing place, especially knowing all they've done for my dad.
I'll personally run as fast and as hard as i possibly can to give my all like my dad, mum and all the staff do everyday at the hospice.
With my wife, Nicky doing it too.

With you guys help I'm hoping to raise as much as possible.
Its a hard thing to ask people for money, but here we are, asking for you to donate.

Thanks
xxx

Chris & Nicky Turnbull