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Help Jack support the Severn Hospice

Jack Edwards, from Pant, will be running the London marathon in April 2016 in aid of the Severn Hospice.

Jack Edwards from Pant is running the London marathon for Severn Hospice

Jack Edwards from Pant is running the London marathon for Severn Hospice

Says Jack: “The Severn Hospice is a charity very close to my family. In 2009 my Aunt Kath, who lived in Pen-Y-Garreg Close, Pant, lost her two and a half year battle with breast cancer. She spent her last moments at the hospice where she received the best care and this is a chance for me to say thank you to everyone at Severn Hospice!”

The hospice depends on public support to fund the service it provides; having to raise around two thirds of the running costs themselves. They do a fantastic job of looking after those with incurable illnesses and believe in the motto “when there is no cure, there is care.”

Up until the marathon Jack will be holding a number of community events where he will be asking for the support of the local community and businesses. The first event will be an Easter Bingo night in Llanymynech village hall on Friday March 18th, everyone is welcome!

Added Jack: “My marathon training and the fundraising is taking a lot of my free time and all of my efforts will be going into ensuring I raise a significant amount of money for the hospice. I know it can make a difference.”

Jack works at his family’s greengrocery, Covent Garden, in Oswestry and has received a lot of support from many of their customers as well as people in Pant.

“I have baked banana cakes which we have sold in the shop to help raise funds and I am very grateful for the support I have received” said Jack “If anyone can help me reach my fundraising target of £2,000, they can do so using the Justgiving page listed below or by coming into the shop on English Walls.”

Jack’s fundraising page can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/Jack-Edwards10


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