Helen’s Half Marathon for Hospice where Mum Works

13 May 2021

Keen runner, Helen Rabbitt, 25, took part in many running events prior to Covid. With physical events on hold, Helen signed up to the Virtual Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise funds for Dr Kershaw’s where her mum, Rosie Rabbitt works as a Health Care Assistant.

Helen completed her half marathon challenge in an amazing 1hr 50mins, taking to the streets of London where she lives to raise £1,306.25 to help support the patients her mum looks after, she said: “After losing my dad to cancer in 2013 and seeing him battle his illness every single day, it is that stark realisation that places like Dr Kershaw’s need to be supported so that patients and their families have options to have the professional care they need. I chose to run to raise funds for the wonderful Dr Kershaw’s as my mum is one of the absolute stars at the Hospice who provide care and support to patients when they need it the most. The run itself couldn’t have gone better, the weather was glorious sunshine but a cool temperature, I felt great throughout, and was thrilled to achieve one of my best times ever for a half marathon! I’m now planning future runs to support the Hospice.”

Helen’s mum, Rosie said: “I'm very proud of Helen, not only did she run the Half Marathon in under 2 hours, which is a fabulous achievement, she has raised an extraordinary amount for patients in our care!”

Keen runner, Helen Rabbitt, 25, took part in many running events prior to Covid. With physical events on hold, Helen signed up to the Virtual Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise funds for Dr Kershaw’s where her mum, Rosie Rabbitt works as a Health Care Assistant.

Helen completed her half marathon challenge in an amazing 1hr 50mins, taking to the streets of London where she lives to raise £1,306.25 to help support the patients her mum looks after, she said: “After losing my dad to cancer in 2013 and seeing him battle his illness every single day, it is that stark realisation that places like Dr Kershaw’s need to be supported so that patients and their families have options to have the professional care they need. I chose to run to raise funds for the wonderful Dr Kershaw’s as my mum is one of the absolute stars at the Hospice who provide care and support to patients when they need it the most. The run itself couldn’t have gone better, the weather was glorious sunshine but a cool temperature, I felt great throughout, and was thrilled to achieve one of my best times ever for a half marathon! I’m now planning future runs to support the Hospice.”

Helen’s mum, Rosie said: “I'm very proud of Helen, not only did she run the Half Marathon in under 2 hours, which is a fabulous achievement, she has raised an extraordinary amount for patients in our care!”

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