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Caroline heads off to half marathon to help hospice

Charity worker Caroline Swindin is in training for this year's Great North Run EMN-140822-122334001

Charity worker Caroline Swindin is in training for this year's Great North Run EMN-140822-122334001

A Welton woman is donning her trainers to head north to raise cash for the charity she works for.

Community Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice, Caroline Swindin, will be tackling the world famous Great North Run on Sunday, September 7.

And it has been a long time since Caroline has run any great distance so to train for the half-marathon she has been out running a minimum of four times a week.

“I am doing this to raise awareness and funds for our wonderful Hospice which I am extremely passionate about,” said Caroline, who organises a number of events in the 
Market Rasen area, as well as across West and East Lindsey.

“It is my way of showing my sincere thanks, appreciation and gratitude to all that St Barnabas do to care so very well for patients.”

St Barnabas provides specialist care to those age 18 years and over across Lincolnshire living with a range of life limiting illnesses and also end of life care.

Care and support is also provided to loved ones of the patient, both during their illness and following a loss.

And all the services are free, which means St Barnabas needs to raise £3.8 million this year to deliver this care and support.

And Caroline is certainly doing her bit to help the hospice.

She recently helped organise Welton’s Walk in the Park, which raised £11,000, to be divided between Cancer Research UK, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and St Barnabas.

And anyone who want to show their support for Caroline can make a donation at www.virginmoneygiving.com/CarolineSwindin or call Caroline on 07435 970309.

 

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