“Working at Severn Hospice, I see first-hand how compassionate everyone is. I know we help to make a difference and I am very proud to be part of the team that does that.”
Sharon is one of the Hospice at Home team, who care for people in their last weeks of life, in their own homes with their families and friends around them.
“I am honoured to work with my colleagues at Severn Hospice and to care for those people facing heartbreak – who allow us into their homes and families. It is something I am immensely proud to do.”
Sharon not only cares for our patients, but she also fundraises for us.
In 2020 she was due to run the London Marathon for us alongside her son Jordan – she had also previously run it on her own in 2013.
Then the pandemic hit, and her arduous work and training appeared to be for nothing. But undeterred, she vowed to carry on raising money for us and went on to run the virtual marathon.
She raised hundreds of pounds by also holding raffles, sales, and events.
And now, she is due to run the 2022 marathon – and she can’t wait to take on the routes around London.
Sharon added: “Severn Hospice has helped our family and friends’ families both in their own home and in the hospice, supporting, caring, and giving advice when it was most needed, and I wanted to be able to raise some money to help other families have this support.
“I was injured before I ran the 2013 marathon, but I persevered. I hit the mental wall with six miles to go, but thanks to the crowds along the route, I sprinted down The Mall and crossed the finishing line.
“Last time I did it in 4:59:59 so I want to beat that – if I can do it in four-and-a-half hours I will be incredibly happy.
“I will hopefully be soaking up the atmosphere and having our family on the streets of London cheering us on.
“I believe it’s about having that dream, believing in yourself and then being able to achieve that dream. I will be trying to break the marathon up into small chunks and thinking of the people I will be helping when I am running.”