Team Birmingham St Mary's Hospice which was made up of staff and members of the public all joined together to reach the finishing line in aid of the Hospice at the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 19 October 2014.

The iconic event attracted over 20,000 participants with a Hospice team of over 140 runners, including staff from across all departments. Colleagues from the Executive Team, Fundraising, Community, Inpatients, Hospice at Home, HR, Admin and Retail were all recruited.

So far the Hospice has raised over £20,000 and hopes to reach the £40,000 target. The sponsorship money will be used to fund a range of projects and services for patients living with terminal illness.

Paul Hubbard, Hospice Supporter said: "
It was an absolute pleasure running for the Hospice on Sunday, a great experience and fantastic support from the Hospice at quite a few different locations. It really helped me along when injury hit at 5 miles. Thank you for all your support leading up to the event, and the much needed cuppa at the end. I look forward to running for you again in the not to distant future."

Chief Executive and Runner, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice Tina Swani said: “It was no mean feat completing the Great Birmingham Run and I am proud of everyone who ran on behalf of our Hospice. It took weeks of training for me and other colleagues in the lead up to the big event. Everyone at the Hospice works very hard and making time for gruelling training after work in all weathers was not always easy. I would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to all our wonderful Hospice supporters who ran on Sunday to help raise vital funds to provide dedicated and quality care for our patients.”