Runners take on 10k for St Barnabas Hospice

3rd November 2022

Group of men and women standing on grass wearing blue St Barnabas Hospice branded tops, ready for the 10k.

A team of runners took part in the Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All City of Lincoln 10k run on Sunday 30th October in support of St Barnabas Hospice.

Together, these incredible runners have to date raised £3,000 for the Hospice to continue its mission to provide dignified, compassionate palliative and end-of-life care for patients all around Lincolnshire.

The annual City of Lincoln 10k is one of Lincolnshire’s most popular charity road run events and sees thousands participate each year, raising money for their chosen charities and challenging themselves to reach the finish line.

Two women dressed in blue St Barnabas tops holding blue banners with text, in the background is a red brick building - the hospice's Inpatient Unit in Lincoln

Several St Barnabas staff and volunteers cheered on the runners along the way at a ‘cheer station’ set up outside of the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit on Nettleham Road.

Caroline Swindin, Fundraising Development Manager, says: “It was great to see everyone taking part in the Lincoln 10k and for the team to cheer all runners on.

“Thank you to the Lion & Snake for hosting our 10k HQ from where we could catch up with our runners after they finished and thank them for their incredible support.

Man and blonde woman wearing blue St Barnabas Hospice tops smiling against blue backdrop with white text “Next year’s Lincoln 10k takes place on Sunday 16th April and we would love you to join the St Barnabas team. Book your place by signing up here: https://www.runforall.com/events/10k/city-of-lincoln-10k/ and then email our fundraising team at [email protected] to let us know.

“We will be here to support you on your journey – from training to fundraising, to cheering you on and supporting you on the day. We look forward to seeing you in April!”

Jamie Aspland, Branch Manager at Pygott & Crone Sleaford, was one of the runners who took part in the recent 10k. He says: “I ran for St Barnabas Hospice as they looked after my father during the last months of his life and that support meant the world to me and the whole family.

“This was my ninth time taking part in the Lincoln 10k, it is really fitting for me to run past the Hospice given the fantastic care my father received there. I would highly recommend taking on this challenge! The fundraising team at St Barnabas are great at looking after, encouraging, and supporting you every step of the way.Man wearing blue top with St Barnabas Hospice branding, running and smiling

“I love running for the positive impact on my physical and mental health, and I look forward to taking part again next year and again support St Barnabas Hospice!”

A massive thank you to all our runners, you all achieved something incredible, and your fundraising makes a huge difference.  And with thanks to all the staff and volunteers at the cheering station.

St Barnabas Hospice celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, with a packed programme full of events to bring communities together and fundraise for the charity.

If you are inspired to take on your own challenge and support St Barnabas, take a look at our 40 for 40 challenge ideas, or come up with your own. Visit: https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/40for40/

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