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Martin House urging people to get running this year

Martin House urging people to get running this year

Published by Harry Long at 12:40pm 10th January 2020. (Updated at 12:43pm 10th January 2020)

Martin House Hospice is urging people in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale to put on their running shoes and raise money this year.  

  • Martin House Hospice is urging people to run for the charity in races this year. 
  • The charity has places in runs such as Leeds and York 10Ks, Leeds Half Marathon and the Yorkshire Marathon.
  • The charity support children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

The charity has places in races such as Leeds and York 10Ks, Leeds Half Marathon and the Yorkshire Marathon. It also has places in the Simplyhealth Great North Run. 

Running for the charity gives people the chance to raise money to support babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

Male and female running up grassy hill

Sara Cracknell, events fundraiser at Martin House, said:

“Whatever your level, we have the perfect run for you, whether you’re thinking of taking part in your first road race or are a seasoned runner.

“By taking part as a Martin House runner, your sponsorship helps our care team to support families from local communities, giving them the chance to enjoy time as a family and create special memories together.

“The care we give means so much to families, but we can only do it with the support of the public, as we have to raise most of the £9 million we need to run Martin House each year.”

Martin House cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from across North and West Yorkshire, as well as supporting their families. 

Its care includes respite stays, emergency stays, and end of life care, along with bereavement support.

Runners who sign up to support Martin House each receive a fundraising pack to help them reach their sponsorship target, along with a Martin House running top. The Martin House team will also be on hand at runs with a hospitality tent for participants.

To find out more about the running places on offer, contact events@martinhouse.org.uk or visit www.martinhouse.org.uk/our-events.

 

 

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