Becca set to run London Marathon in memory of uncle

PUBLISHED: 11:11 02 April 2016

Marathon runner Becca Hayden

Marathon runner Becca Hayden


A Welwyn Garden City woman is preparing to do the London Marathon to raise money for Isabel Hospice.

Marathon runner Becca HaydenMarathon runner Becca Hayden

Becca Hayden, 26, of Mannicotts, will take on the challenge in April, and is raising money for the Welwyn Garden City-based charity in memory of her uncle, Ross Hayden, who was previously cared for by the hospice.

The charity provides support for adults with life limiting illnesses.

Becca said: “Uncle Ross lost his battle with cancer last year and spent five days under the care of Isabel Hospice. He told my dad before he died how pleased he was with the one-to-one care he received from the staff, and how being in the care of Isabel hospice meant he was close to home and family. Any donations would be gratefully received.”

Laura Pigott from Isabel Hospice said Becca’s commitment was “wonderful”, and added: “We are very grateful to every marathon runner who pulls on a pair of trainers and pounds the streets to train and eventually take on the 26-mile challenge for the hospice. We couldn’t provide the free care we do for local people without their determination and commitment.”

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