India to do half-marathon in memory of mum

August 04 2014

COTHAM resident, India Gilling, will be running the Bristol Half Marathon this September in hope of raising £1500 for St Peter's Hospice - a charity very close to her heart.

COTHAM resident, India Gilling, will be running the Bristol Half Marathon this September in hope of raising £1500 for St Peter's Hospice - a charity very close to her heart.
India, 23, will be raising the funds to say thank you for the care St Peter's gave her mum, Jude, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 58.
She will be running the marathon on September 21 alongside two close family friends.
India said: “My mum had cancer for eight years before she passed away. We really wanted her to be cared for by the hospice and thankfully she was admitted for her final five days where she was looked after by the amazing team of nurses.
“Everyone was absolutely incredible and catered to her every need. She was really happy there and I’m so grateful for what they did. When I heard how much it cost to run the hospice every day I couldn’t believe it so now I’m doing everything I can to give back to them."
St Peter's Hospice is appealing for volunteers to sign up as marshals for the Bristol Half Marathon.
As the local chosen charity for the event, the hospice is seeking 150 volunteers.
Volunteers will be marshalling the route, handing out water and making sure the runners stay safe.
Louisa James, events fundraiser at St Peter’s Hospice, said: “We are so pleased to have been named the local chosen charity at this year’s Bristol Half Marathon, it’s such a prestigious event and it will raise vital funds for our organisation.
“Lots of people have already signed up to run for us this year but we also need to make sure we provide enough marshals.
“Marshalling is a lot of fun and is a great way to get involved in an event even if running is not your thing."
As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year. All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £18,000 a day.
To sign up to be a volunteer marshal, contact Louisa on: 01275 391428 or louisa.james@stpetershospice.org. To sponsor India visit her Justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/India-Lucy-Alice

India with mum, Jude