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Stoke Gifford man runs London Marathon in memory of dad

Posted on Friday 11th April 2014 at 10:00 am by SH (Editor)

Marathon runners Paul Adams (left) and Andrew Turner.

A Stoke Gifford man is running this weekend’s London Marathon in memory of his dad who passed away in 2011.

Paul Adams, 33, is taking on the 26.2-mile challenge along with partner Andrew Turner, on behalf of local charity St Peter’s Hospice, which cared for Paul’s dad Barry Adams in his final days.

Paul, a pension administrator at Aon Hewitt, said:

“My Dad passed away in 2011. His wish was to pass away at home surrounded by family and it was St Peter’s Hospice which made that possible for him. They provided the care and support he needed to make it happen and also supported us as a family during a very difficult time.”

“The care we received was invaluable and meant that his final days were spent at home in comfort.”

“I have always said I wanted to take part in the London Marathon at least once in my lifetime. Andrew and I applied last year and when we got in we decided as it was such a big event it would be a great opportunity to raise money for the amazing charity that helped my dad.”

“I have only taken part in 10ks before and have only been running for three years so this is going to be a huge challenge!”

“Andrew and I have been running at least three times a week – two shorter runs of around five miles during the week and then longer runs on the weekend ranging from five miles up to 18 miles. Training has kind of taken over our lives at the moment so we’re looking forward to weekends where we don’t have to run!”

The London Marathon is taking place on Sunday (13th April) and will start at Blackheath in Greenwich and end at The Mall at Westminster. Since the first marathon in 1981, £660 million has been raised for charity.

More: How to sponsor Paul and Andrew »

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Little Stoke man completes marathon charity cycle ride

Posted on Friday 3rd August 2012 at 3:57 pm by SH (Editor)

Marathon cyclist Mike Trevelyan arrives back at St Peter's Hospice.

Little Stoke man Mike Trevelyan has completed a sponsored cycle ride taking in all 92 Football and Premier League clubs in England and Wales in just 92 days – to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice.

Mike, 21, completed the trek from 2nd May to 1st August in memory of his dad Edward – known as Trev – a massive Bristol Rovers fan who was looked after at the hospice.

Mike said:

“The trek covered over 2,000 miles – which worked out at around one mile for every patient the hospice looked after last year.

“I wanted to do the challenge in memory of my dad and all the other people that St Peter’s Hospice has looked after. They do such a fantastic job and this is my way of saying thank you and keep up the amazing work!”

The challenging course across England and Wales began with an emotional send off from Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Ground before dropping in on neighbours Bristol City and then heading south to Yeovil and then across the UK. The trek ended on Wednesday 1st August at Cheltenham Town’s Whaddon Road ground.

More: Over £1,500 raised so far; book of the ride planned! »

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Trev’s 92-Day Trek gets underway this week

Posted on Sunday 29th April 2012 at 6:49 pm by SH (Editor)

Mike Trevelyan - charity cyclist from Bristol.

Little Stoke resident Mike Trevelyan is due to set off on a mammoth 2,000 mile charity cycle ride this week, to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice.

Mike, 21, plans to visit the grounds of  all 92 Football and Premier League clubs in England and Wales in just 92 days.

His epic journey, titled “Trev’s 92-Day Trek”, begins on Wednesday (2nd May) at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol, and, all being well, will end on 1st August at Cheltenham Town’s Whaddon Road ground.

Mike is making the trip in memory of his dad, Edward, – known as Trev – a massive Bristol Rovers fan who was looked after at the hospice.

The 1st August is significant for Mike as it is the anniversary of the day his dad passed away at the charity’s Brentry hospice, following a two month stay.

Mike said:

“I lost my father just over three years ago to cancer and have been trying to think of ways to raise money for the hospice.”

“All of the staff looking after my father did such a fantastic job looking after him, for which I am extremely grateful.”

For further details of Mike’s trip, see his Facebook page, follow him on Twitter (@Trevs92daytrek) and visit his JustGiving page.

More: Mike says he’s hoping for an improvement in the weather »

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Academy footballers help launch charity walk

Posted on Sunday 26th February 2012 at 9:03 pm by SH (Editor)

Launch of the 2012 St Peter's Hospice Midnight Walk

Players from Bristol Academy Women’s FC, based at the WISE campus in Stoke Gifford, have helped launch the build up to this year’s Midnight Walk charity event.

Women from across Greater Bristol are being urged to ‘Love Your Hospice’ by enrolling on a fun, night time walk around the city.

Called the St Peter’s Hospice Midnight Walk, the event takes place on Saturday 7th July and it is hoped that 2,000 women will take part.

Starting at 10.:30pm from Bristol City Football Club at Ashton Gate, the walk covers ten miles through a well-marshalled route around the city, which takes in the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Brandon Hill and the SS Great Britain.

There is also a five-mile route for those who perhaps want to take it a little easier with both walks finishing at the football club.

Jo Gibbons, Head of Fundraising, said:

“The last two years have been really well supported and we want to build on that success.”

“It’s also become a major fundraising event for the hospice so it’s really important we get as many women signed up to take part.”

More: Hospice cared for 2,200 patients last year »

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