Local man to run London Marathon for the Hospice

A Hartlepool runner and staff member at Seymour Civil Engineering is running the Virgin London Marathon in aid of Alice House Hospice, as part of Seymour’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

The engineering firm has enjoyed a long standing charity partnership with their local Hospice and Alan himself has previously supported by taking part in the Great North Run as well as joining fundraiser Lee Dodgson during part of his Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge.

Seymour celebrates forty years in business in 2018 and one of the activities to mark this is Alan’s participation in the UK’s most famous marathon event.

Greg Hildreth, a fundraiser at the Hospice said “We are delighted for Alan to be supporting Hospice care through running the London Marathon and it is fantastic that Seymour have chosen to back him. Both Alan and the company have been tremendous supporters of our patients for many years and I would like to say thank you on behalf of all at the Hospice; I’d also like to congratulate Seymour on their 40th anniversary.”

Alan commented “I am delighted to have this opportunity to run the 2018 London Marathon in aid of Alice House Hospice. The Hospice does fantastic work and is an important part of the local community. In times of personal difficulties it is so reassuring to know there is help at hand to provide palliative care to patients and offer support.

My motivation to run this race is a personal one; I have seen first-hand the benefits of a support network and how it can massively help both patients and their family.  When I am getting up on a cold dark morning to do my training I take a moment to remind myself of why I am doing this.

The training and discipline needed may be hard but it is nowhere as hard as having a life limiting illness.  If my completion of the race helps just one person every mile will have been worthwhile.”

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