Challenge yourself and do something amazing for YOU and Hospice of the Valleys
The Cardiff University / Cardiff Half Marathon is back on Sunday 2nd October 2022. The event has grown into one of the largest road races in the United Kingdom and encompasses many of Cardiff’s most iconic landmarks, beautiful scenery and historic buildings. The course if flat and fast making it ideal for beginners and elites.
Join team Hospice of the Valleys today!
Building on the tremendous success of recent years, Hospice of the Valleys is delighted to announce we have 25 charity spaces available and we would love to have you join our team.
Help us by fundraising to continue to provide the exceptional care and support to patients and their families who need it most in Blaenau Gwent.
In return for a free space we ask that you aim to reach £200 in sponsorship and of course you don’t have to stop there! We will support you every step of the way with your fundraising.
To claim your free space, click on the Im in! button below and complete our Hospice form. Once you have submitted this form please check your emails for a reply from the Hospice with further information on what to do next.
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If we can help in anyway, please contact Amanda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01495 717277
If you’ve already signed up take part in October 2022 and want to support the Hospice then we would love to hear from you and can begin supporting you right away.
As part of Team Hospice of the Valleys you will receive;
Reasons to do it…
There are many reasons to run the Cardiff Half Marathon for Hospice of the Valleys – whether it’s in memory of a loved one, because you, a family or friend has received support from the Hospice, to push and challenge yourself or simply because you need somewhere to wear your costume…What are you waiting for?
Ricky kindly shared why he and his family decided to take part in Cardiff Half for the Hospice.
“On the 13th of August 2018 my world fell apart when my dad (Dean) was officially diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer at the age of 49. He fought his hardest for six months, but even he wasn’t strong enough to beat it! On January 8th 2019, just eight days before his 50th birthday, Dad sadly passed away.
From start to finish, day or night, the Hospice of the Valleys were there to support Dad and ease his pain. The gratitude we as a family have for the Hospice can’t be said in a thank you. No one realises just know how much they actually do for you, until you experience something as traumatic yourself.
Running the Cardiff half marathon together, gave us something to focus on and work towards, whilst still grieving the death of Dad. At the beginning, running as little as 3 miles for any of us was a challenge, so 13.1 miles sounded crazy!
However, after months of hard work and determination, the training finally paid off when we crossed that finish line! I know that Dad would have been proud of us all. Together we have raised money for a wonderful charity. Thank you from the bottom our hearts”
The minimum age for our charity place is 18 years old on the event day.
Thank you from everyone here at the Hospice.
“Thanks Amanda and to the rest of the team at HOTV. It was a privilege to run with the logo on my shirt and i’d be happy to do it again.” – Mark
“Thanks Amanda and everyone else too for being so supportive! I really enjoyed my first half marathon and loved running for the Hospice!” – Rhiannon
Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support. “When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family” Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy. “I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”. Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital. The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment. “It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained. During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed. Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.