Palliative Care Nurses Run Half Marathon for Hospice

24 Sep 2021

Royal Oldham Hospital Palliative Care Nurses, Sarah Sanderson and Louise Redfearn, work closely with Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, supporting patients with life limiting illnesses in the last days of their life. After seeing first-hand, the support that the Hospice provides to patients and their families, the duo decided to put on their running shoes and signed up for the Greater Manchester Half Marathon to raise funds.

Sarah explained: “We see the impact that the Hospice makes on a daily basis and just how beneficial the service is to patients and their families. The team there also provide a massive support system for us as professionals also. We are honoured to be taking on this challenge to raise funds for the Hospice, both professionally and personally as we have had family members cared for there.”

Their training didn’t quite go to plan, with both nurses having Covid, and Sarah only due out of isolation just days before the big run. Despite this setback the duo aren’t letting Covid stop them, Sarah added: “It’s going to be a challenge straight after having Covid, I might have to walk a bit, but as long as we complete the run and raise funds for the Hospice we’ll be happy.”

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