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Fantastic Fun Run in the Sun!

Photo: Allan Marsh

A total of 553 runners braved the extreme heat on Saturday (17 June 2017) to take part in a celebratory Fun Run at Osborne marking the 35th anniversary of Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

The event attracted all ages and abilities – from grandparents to grandchildren, novices to the more serious runners, including those who took the opportunity to train for forthcoming marathons. All enjoyed the stunning setting of the Osborne estate and, despite the extraordinary temperatures, everyone managed to cross the finish line and receive their special 35th anniversary medal.

Among the participants were Rob da Bank, a team from Isle of Wight Radio and a number of hospice nurses, staff and volunteers.

Over £15,000 has been raised so far, and further sponsorship is expected to add to that total.

Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, said: “This was a great event in a magnificent setting and we’re very grateful indeed to English Heritage and Osborne for their support and allowing us to use the grounds. We are also so very thankful to all who took part and raised funds to support the work of the hospice. Our events wouldn’t happen without our volunteers who give up their time so generously in so many ways, a big thank you to them too!”

Thanks to the skills of a number of volunteer photographers, images of the event are available to view via the Earl Mountbatten Hospice Facebook page.

You can make payments by BACS transfer: Account number 14098032, Sort Code 54-10-34 Please ensure you use OR17 as a reference.
You can also send cheques (made payable to ‘Earl Mountbatten Hospice’) or bring your cash and cheques directly to the Hospice. In all cases, please return your sponsorship form so that we can claim the appropriate Gift Aid. Thank you.

"They anticipate my needs and I believe go the extra mile in ensuring the quality of my life is enhanced".


Wendy Young, patient