Team Pembridge ran in support of hospice patients at the recent Royal Parks half-marathon
Team Pembridge ran in support of hospice patients at the recent Royal Parks half-marathon and have fundraised more than £2,500 to date.
Selwyn Noel, the social work lead at Pembridge, dressed as Marvel's Black Panther and summoned superhuman strength to push patient Carol Johnson 13.1 miles to the finish. Carol has motor neurone disease and has been attending the Day Hospice at Pembridge for more than eight years.
Carol said: "I love the Pembridge team because they have made me feel alive again. I will never forget what Selwyn has done for me. Thank you for inspiring me, boosting my confidence and just being there for me. You are the best!"
Another runner on the day was Meghan O’Brien who is our adult safeguarding lead and attends multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings at Pembridge. She held a fundraising cake sale at our Parsons Green walk-in centre to support her fundraising efforts and got back in time to cheer Selwyn and Carol over the line with the rest of the team.
Polly Rawlinson ran in memory of a friend and colleague who the Pembridge team supported at home and then at the hospice after she was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. She dressed as a suffragette to mark 100 years of female suffrage.
You can still sponsor them all at the links below:
The Pembridge team would like to sincerely thank everyone involved for their support. If you would like to run for Pembridge Hospice patients in this sold out event next year, contact the fundraising team via 020 8102 5408 or email@example.com.