British 10k runners raise £2,000 for Kenton hospice
PUBLISHED: 12:05 01 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:05 01 August 2014
A group of kind-hearted runners raised more than £2,000 for a charity in Kenton by taking part in a 10k.
The 5P team and Lorraine Hunt showed their support for St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton Road, by participating in the British 10k run in central London.
Vidhata, Khushboo, Neil, Kaveet and Jigar Patel, who are collectively known as 5P because they share the same surname, ran in memory of Upender Patel who died from stomach cancer.
Mr Patel was the father of Vidhata and Jigar and the uncle of Khushboo, Neil and Kaveet.
Neil said: “We discussed various charities, but St Luke’s Hospice, stood out to us the most, helping those who are ill, and in similar situations to what we have been through is simply amazing.
“We will continue in helping such a great cause, and I hope those reading this will continue doing their part.”
Mrs Hunt too part in the race in tribute to her father in law Tom and a friend who were cared for by St Luke’s in their final days.
She said: “Even though Tom only spent a matter of hours there, he got his wish not to die in hospital, the whole place from the moment we walked into it had such a peaceful air about it, the beautiful gardens are what he loved.
“Not only was he treated with respect and dignity but us as a family were looked after too, advised what will happen next when in all honesty we were numb.”
The British 10k run took place last month.
For more information about other fundraising events for St Luke’s including Run to the beat and the Thames Path Challenge visit www.stlukes-hospice.org/run
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