Our second year trainee solicitor Andrew Campbell has been selected to represent the Hospice at Home at the London Marathon! Andrew has agreed to share his training journey as he prepares for the big day on 26th April 2020.
Ever since I found out I would be competing in the London marathon I have experienced a range of different emotions. A sense of achievement to be raising money for such a great cause, the “runner’s high” that comes after completing a long training run as well as a bit of humility after being told by a friend that when I wear my brand-new high viz beanie I resemble a water polo player rather than a long distance runner.
Having joined Cartmell Shepherd last year, I have been lucky enough to have been involved in various charitable activities. This opportunity came about from an email that was circulated at work. Having seen first-hand the amazing work that hospices do as well as being a keen runner I wasted no time in filling out the application form.
Since I have announced that I would taking part in the London Marathon, I have had many people ask me why I chosen to undertake such a massive challenge. In short, I would not be doing this if it was not in support of such a fantastic charity. The Hospice at Home supports patients with end of life care needs, their families and carers whether that be at a hospice, hospital or wherever the patient considers home. We are so lucky to have such a fantastic hospice network in Carlisle and I believe that everyone should have access to high-quality palliative and end of life care. And what better way to show it than by running a marathon!
I am ready to give it my all and I would love for you to support me by donating whatever you can to help me raise £2,000 to support the amazing work that the Hospice at Home does on a daily basis.
I have a number of exciting fundraisers planned including a live music event in the New Year. Details of this can be found on my LinkedIn page in the near future. If you would like make a donation I also have a JustGiving page. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.
Next stop, Tower Bridge!