Challenge yourself and do something amazing for Hospice of the Valleys
After the success of the inaugural Newport Wales Marathon 2018, it returns to the running calendar on Sunday 5th May 2019. And you could be there!
The course boasts a flat, scenic route taking in iconic landmarks, coastal wildlife, picturesque medial villages and the recently regenerated city-centre. Perfect for first timers or those wishing to set a personal best.
The Hospice is delighted to announce we have 10 charity spaces available for Newport Wales Marathon 2019 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 £300 in sponsorship and of course you don’t have to stop there! We will support you every step of the way with your fundraising. Please get in touch on the details below to claim your charity space.
Please contact Amanda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01495 717277
If you’ve already signed up take part in 2019 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 Newport Wales 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…
Knowing your run has helped others, gives a huge boost to the satisfaction you’ll feel on finishing the race. You’ll also be more highly motivated during your training and the race itself.
The minimum age for our charity place is 18 years old on the event day!
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.