Staff from Katharine House have decided to put their money where their mouth is and join supporters raising money for the hospice at this year’s Oxford Half Marathon.

Having cheered on and worked with runners over the years, Hannah Timms and Carley Lambourne from the hospice’s fundraising team decided it was about time to have a go themselves and have signed up for the Oxford Half Marathon.

The marathon, taking place on 15 October, is considered by many to be THE half marathon and sees participants make their way around a scenic 13.1 mile route throughout the University Parks and historic Oxford City Centre.

The marathon makes thousands of pounds for the hospice each year and Hannah and Carley are hoping to add to the pot.

Hannah, who as KHH Supporter Care Officer is more used to liaising with supporters than joining them, said: "We’re not runners and this is massively outside our comfort zones, but we’re determined to motivate each other and are looking forward to being the ones being cheered on this year."

KHH Events and Challenges Officer Carley continued: "We are practising what we preach and putting our money (well, sponsorship) where our mouths are. Last year I got all excited watching our supporters cross the finish line and said I would do it this year, so here we are.

"We are no athletes, but we're determined to carry each other through to make it to the finish line and raise as much as we can for our special hospice."

There are still spaces left to run for Katharine House in the Oxford Half. To find out more or join Carley and Hannah as part of Team Katharine House visit our Oxford Half Marathon page.

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To sponsor Hannah and Carley, visit their JustGiving page.