Ards Half Marathon is taking place on Friday 2nd July in the town and Northern Ireland Hospice is delighted to have been named as this years Official Race Charity for the event.
Hospice ambassador Gareth Stewart is taking part in the Fun Walk to help raise funds for the local charity and urges you to support him, â€˜Hospice provides a vital service to the local community and each and every person diagnosed with a life limiting illness deserves to have hospice care available for them ten fold.
I am so proud to wear my purple with pride and join in the fun walk to raise money for the local charity. Tune in to the Drive Time on Cool FM to follow my â€˜trainingâ€™ progress and for details on how to sponsor me.â€™
Caroline Greer, Community Fundraiser for Northern Ireland Hospice says, â€œIt costs Â£5m each year to provide hospice services to adults, children and young people with a life limiting illness and our services are available 24 hours a day every day of the year.
There is no charge for our services but we rely heavily on donations, legacies and support from events such as the Ards Marathon. Please sign up today and do AMAZING things in ARDS this summer for Hospice.â€
You can sign up, be â€˜coolâ€™ and take part alongside Gareth- Register for the event at ardshalfmarathon.info and then give Caroline a call at Northern Ireland Hospice on 028 9078 1836 to get your Hospice t-shirt.