Foyle Hospice Runners Sought for London 2012

The Foyle Hospice is now seeking runners to represent the local charity to run or walk the Virgin London Marathon in 2012.

On Sunday, April 22nd next year, thousands of runners will be pounding the streets of the capital during the 2012 event which attracts major interest each year.

Elite athletes from all over the world, celebrities and members of the general public will set off from Greenwich Park in South-East London and make their way through the capital to the finish line at The Mall.

Runners will pass all the major landmarks along the route with thousands of people lining the course to support what is always a high profile spectacle.

When the marathon began back in 1981, it aimed to promote long-distance running, raise money for worthy causes and give people a sense of community.

The event is now celebrating its 29th year and the marathon is believed to have raised an estimated £450 million for worthwhile charities throughout the world.

In fact, it even holds a Guinness world record as the single largest annual fund raising event in the world.

As usual, the Foyle Hospice will have a team in London for next April’s event which continues to be one of the best in the world.

Places on the Hospice team for the 31st running of the event will be limited so if you would like to reserve a place on the London marathon team in the Olympic city for 2012, please contact the Foyle Hospice Fund-Raising Centre (telephone 02871-359888) or email

Foyle Hospice team members will have a marathon team guide with them in London. They will also receive a “tailored training plan” and a Hospice running vest.

Considered one of the “must do marathons” in the world, the London event provides those interested in taking part with a life changing experience.

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Not only will team members achieve the goal of running in this spectacular running showpiece, they will also provide help and support to patients living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

The medical team at Foyle Hospice cares for patients suffering with cancer and other life threatening illnesses, treating patient’s symptoms, controlling their pain and minimising other physical symptoms.

Caring for emotional, psychological and spiritual needs are also vitally important.

The Hospice also provides ongoing support for family, carers and love ones, therefore, the support of the Derry and North-West community will help make a major difference to many local people’s lives.