Got a place in the London Marathon? Welwyn Garden City hospice needs you

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 September 2017

Eleanor and Dennis Draper, who ran their 432nd marathon for Isabel Hospice. Photo supplied by Isabel Hospice

Eleanor and Dennis Draper, who ran their 432nd marathon for Isabel Hospice. Photo supplied by Isabel Hospice

Isabel Hospice

A hospice is appealing for runners to join "Team Isabel" at the London Marathon.

David Wyeth, who was running for Isabel Hospice, caught the country's attention at the London Marathon. Photo: Isabel HospiceDavid Wyeth, who was running for Isabel Hospice, caught the country's attention at the London Marathon. Photo: Isabel Hospice

Isabel Hospice offers care for people in east Hertfordshire living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, aiming to serve the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of sufferers, their friends and families.

At 2017’s marathon, runners raised a record £51,000 for Isabel Hospice, and for 2018 they want to smash that goal again.

There’s plenty of inspiration from previous Team Isabel runners.

This year Eleanor and Dennis Draper of Welwyn Garden City were one of 19 running in aid of the hospice - and they were aged 82 and 81 respectively.

Eleanor was the event’s oldest runner, and the couple raised £5,000.

Also that year, David Wyeth was helped over the line by a fellow runner in a selfless act that wowed the country.

David was running for Isabel Hospice in memory of his uncle, who was from Welwyn Garden City.

The hospice is looking to recruit runners who have been allocated their own place in 2018’s event, to run for the Hospice.

If you have a place in the marathon and are seeking a good cause to support, Team Isabel might be just the ticket.

For more information, contact Megan Sparrey on 01707 382500.

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