Physio-logical raises £650 for Rowans Hospice
Thank you all for your support.
I am really pleased to announce that I have raised £650 for the amazing Rowans Hospice.
So how did we raise this money?
Firstly, at the Rowlands Castle Summer Fair 15 min physiotherapy mot’s were offered in exchange for donations to Rowans Hospice – if anyone had any aches and pains they could book a 15 min slot and I provided a mini physio assessment and advice.
I then took part in the Great South Run (GSR) in October 2018.
This was my second time, I had run the GSR for the first time last year. I found this a hard run mainly because me being me, a competitive person, I tried to get a PB! I ran with Jenny, my friend from Denmead Striders and we both got a PB. My time was 1 hour 31 minutes which I was pleased with, knocking 3 minutes off my time from last year.
Lastly, I ran my first ever half marathon, The Gosport Half Marathon in November 2018. This time I ran on my own, as Jenny has run a few half marathons before, so was going for a time, I just wanted to run it all and not burn out too soon! My plan was to run slowly to start with and then get faster, plus enjoy the race too! I did stick to my plan and I enjoyed every minute. My time was 2 hours 9 minutes which I was pleased with.
Luckily for both runs the weather was dry, sunny and not too windy, perfect conditions.
The support along the way during both running events was amazing from family, running friends, Rowans Hospice to members of the public too, so thank you all!
Why did I decide to raise funds for the Rowans Hospice?
Here is the emotional bit but this is why; My mother in law Lesley March sadly lost her fight to Cancer this year in April, she was only 60 years old. Everyone at the Rowans Hospice cared for Lesley and the whole family so well. She was admitted for symptom control in July 2017 which was a great help too. Then when she deteriorated she was admitted for end of life care and sadly passed away in April this year.
What was it about the Rowans Hospice that made me want to raise funds for them?
Lesley was the most kind and caring person and she was so comfortable in The Rowans. She loved to watch her Dad come to visit her (the Robins) also all the wildlife too. She would be proud that myself, Lee (my husband), Alan (my father in law) are doing all we can to help raise money for Rowans Hospice.
The support given to our whole family has been brilliant so I wanted to give something back and will continue to do so.
I know so many peoples’ lives have been touched by the amazing care that everyone at Rowans Hospice provides and will continue to be, so please help raise money for Rowans so they have more money to invest in the building so they can continue to provide the exceptional care in a more up to date facility and environment.
Thank you all for your support and donations for the Rowans Hospice I couldn’t have done it without you.