Foyle Hospice Male Walk/Run launched

The Foyle Hospice ‘Male Walk/Run & Junior Boys Mini Marathon’ will take place on Sunday, 25th September 2011.

There are two scenic routes to choose from, a longer 5 mile route around the Peace Bridge and Foyle Bridge or a shorter Junior Boys Mini marathon route of 2 miles from Sainsbury’s Car Park to the Peace Bridge. So, whatever your age and ability, you can take up the challenge whilst doing your bit to help your local hospice carry on caring.

In 2005 this event attracted 376 participants, last year we saw this number rise to 800! With nearly 5,000 females supporting the Female Walk we are challenging local men and boys to lend their support and help us this year achieve 1,000 participants. Get your local sports club and pubs involved, challenge your work colleagues or class mates.

In 2010 the local community raised £24,000 for us. That money was invested in products and services that help us care for patients and their loved ones. £24,000 would have allowed us to buy 16 Syringe Drivers which cost around £1,500 each. This piece of equipment is vital in the management of symptoms in end-of-life care when patients are no longer able to swallow oral medications. A syringe driver is a battery operated pump that facilitates the delivery of medication subcutaneously on a continuous basis 24/7, keeping symptoms such as pain controlled for the patient. Being able to provide pain control helps our medical and nursing staff maintain quality of life for their patients.

Contact the Fundraising Centre by phoning (028) 71 359 888 or by email victoria@foylehospice.com.

Alternatively you can download the Registration Form from our new website www.foylehospice.com.