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On your marks, get set for the Hospice!

Lining up at the start of the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday 29th April 2018 will be many runners hoping to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities. Among these will be Emma Croft, 34, from Hartford, who will be running the Half Marathon to raise funds for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in loving memory of her dad.

Emma’s dad was diagnosed with Leukaemia over two years ago and cared for at the Hospice before he passed away, aged 72, in May 2017.

Emma chose to support the Hospice as she wants to help fund the care that her dad received and said “We were offered kindness, support, endless cups of tea, aftercare but most importantly my Dad received a painless, dignified, respectful passing.”

For Emma, running the 13.1-mile closed road course through the city centre streets of Chester will be a big achievement and she is both apprehensive and excited ahead of the big day.

“I was supposed to run the Chester Half Marathon the week after my dad died which I never made and have not ran since. It is only recently I decided to start running again and I don’t usually ask for donations. However, the Hospice is an amazing place with a beautiful garden and caring staff. My Dad was lucky, grateful and I know relieved to be able to go there and I will be running with pride in his memory”

To sponsor Emma, visit her JustGiving page online https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-croft83

There are just over 12 weeks to go until the Chester Half Marathon and there is plenty of time to join Emma and raise money for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Anyone inspired to sign up can get their own place via the Chester Half Marathon website and then contact fundraising@hospicegs.com to request a running vest and sponsorship pack.