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London Marathon

October 3

Date: Sunday 3rd Oct 2021


The Hospice is delighted to announce we have 2 runners representing the charity in this years London Marathon taking place on Sunday 3rd October; Kevin Hale (patiently waiting since the 2020 event) and Daniel Price. It was a difficult decision with lots of great applications from our wonderful supporters and runners, thank you to everyone who applied.

We wish both runners all the very best with their training plans and have everything crossed for the them and the nation that come Sunday 3rd October we will all be in a better position and Covid-19 under better control!


In the coming months, if you see Kevin or Daniel out and about collecting or have chance to support  their fundraising campaigns to help raise vital funds, please give what you can, it is very much appreciated and will be such a motivational boost for both Kevin and Daniel whilst running the 26.2 miles round London on Sunday 3rd October.

If you would like to show your support now, you can visit Kevin’s or Daniel’s on-line giving platforms, by clicking the respective links below and making a wonderful donation – thank you in advance


Kevin –  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kevin-hale10

Daniel –


In the running world, it does not get much better than this, one of life’s great challenges, the unbeatable atmosphere of the Virgin Money London Marathon!  The sense of achievement is amazing.




Got your own space and want to raise funds for Hospice of the Valleys?


If you are lucky enough to gain a space through the ballot and would like to run for the Hospice, then please get in touch and let us know.  We can start supporting you straight away.

As an own space runner, you will receive all the same support from our dedicated fundraising team as those with the charity space, but there is no sponsorship target to meet.  Our patients and their loved ones are always so grateful for your support and for any funds you can raise for them.

Whether you’re a seasoned or first time runner, Hospice of the Valleys will be there to support you.



As part of #TeamHospiceoftheValleys you will receive;

  • 1 FREE guarantee entry into Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 (charity space runners or your own ballot space),
  • 1 FREE guarantee place on a training day to be fixed by London Marathon Events Limited,
  • If you have your own paid entry – you will still receive the following as part of the team;
  • Hospice UK race day info for supporters, including details of cheer points,
  • Hospice UK presence at London Marathon Expo,
  • Post-race celebration including sports massage, hot meal and refreshments,
  • Your FREE technical running vest and t-shirt and iron on letters to personalise it,
  • Support from your dedicated fundraising team member with hints and tips to maximise your fundraising,
  • Fundraising materials to help you along the way; sponsorship forms, support to set up your on-line giving page, balloons, banners, posters,
  • Regular communications and a good luck video prior to the event,
  • Support through social media to raise awareness of your challenge and fantastic effort,
  • Marathon training and preparation plan,
  • Support to contact and join a local running club,
  • An invitation to come and meet patients, volunteers, staff to witness first-hand what your fundraising efforts will go towards supporting.



If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Chard on 01495 717277 or by emailing Amanda.chard@hospiceofthevalleys.com


Reasons to do it…

There are many reasons to run the Virgin Money London Marathon for Hospice of the Valleys – whether it’s in memory of a loved one, because you, or a family member 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?


Thank you from everyone here at the Hospice!



Photos courtesy of Jon Buckle, Thomas Lovelock and David Levenson for Virgin Money London Marathon


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