Marathons Real and Virtual Raise Cash for Charity


Image: Andrew Rees, Luke Baker and Toni and team

Local charity Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, which delivers end-of-life support in Pembrokeshire, recently received donations in excess of £12,000 from local participants in the London Marathon.

The donations will contribute towards the wide range of services made available to people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness in Pembrokeshire. These services enable individuals to be cared for and to die at home if that is their choice.

Luke Baker travelled to London to participate in the marathon in memory of his sister who was helped in her final days. His participation also raised funds for Leukaemia UK.

Andrew Rees, a butcher in Narberth, participated in the Virtual London Marathon, running around Ludchurch, Tavernspite, Templeton Princes Gate and Narberth, his established route: “I am completely overwhelmed at the support for me both en-route and around the town and I would like to thank people for being there to cheer me on, on what was an emotional day – in memory of my wife, Janice. She would have been there cheering me on from the front.” He was supported by his sons, James and Tomas, at the start and his grandsons, Jacob and Charlie, in the last leg.

Toni-Marie Dorkings, Paul Sartori events co-ordinator, coerced Sue, one of the e-commerce co-ordinators, into walking the 26.2 miles starting at the Snowdrop Lane store and finishing in Neyland; they were astounded by the support they had from both the nursing team and the income generation team, who supported them by walking some of the way with them.

Paul Sartori wants to thank everyone for their support and for the generous donations received.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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