Local Opticians Support For Hospice Great North Run Team

A Hartlepool Optician has sponsored the Alice House Hospice Great North Run Team for the fifth time.

Boots Opticians in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre are long-term supporters of the charity and
have once again come forward as shirt sponsor for all of the runners raising vital funds for local
Hospice care.

Franchise Partner at Boots Opticians Hartlepool, Asif Awais said “We are proud and delighted to
sponsor the Hospice again this year and the people of Hartlepool with this amazing fundraising

The Great North Run is the most well attended and famous half-marathon in the world and Alice
House recruits runners every year to take part and raise sponsorship. It has become one of the
charity’s biggest annual income generators which this year, has over 70 entrants with a collective
fundraising total of £25,000.

The Hospice’s In Memory Fundraiser Nicola Winwood said, “The Great North Run is one of our most
loved and exciting events, with people coming back year after year as well as new runners trying it
for the first time.

“On behalf of everyone at the Alice House, I would like to wish all of the runners the very best of
luck, both on the day and with your sponsorship, which of course makes a huge difference to our
patients and their families. Thank you all for taking on this massive challenge in aid of your local

If you would like to sponsor the Hospice’s Great North Run team, you can do so at:

Alice House Hospice provides care and support to people affected by life limiting illness or the death
of a loved one in Hartlepool, Tees Valley and East Durham. It costs over £3.5m to fund these services
for one year. The Hospice receive just less than 21% of this in Government funding, leaving a shortfall
of just under £8,000 to be raised every single day.

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Hartlepool Hospice Ltd (known locally as Alice House Hospice and formerly Hartlepool & District Hospice)
Registered office: Alice House, Wells Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 9DA.