21st Oct, 2017

Droitwich Spa High School teacher to run London Marathon in memory of her mum

Lorna Morris 16th Feb, 2017

A DROITWICH teacher who is running the London Marathon is hoping to raise £2,000 for the hospice that cared for her ‘inspirational’ mum.

Stephanie Holmes, who lives in Lyppard, Worcester, will be pounding the streets of the capital in April in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

The teacher at Droitwich Spa High School is raising the funds as a way of giving thanks for the care and support given to her mother, Alison, who was living with cancer until her death in 2006.

Stephanie said: “My mum was a courageous and inspirational woman, who fought until the very end.

“She didn’t let her illness prevent her from working hard and living life to the full. She was my world but everything I do she is with me driving me forward.

“St Richard’s Hospice provided my mum with a place to go and relax with aromatherapy and Reiki sessions amongst others.

“The nurses cared for her until the very end and allowed her to spend her last moments with the people she loved the most, in our home.

“Without them, that would not have been possible and I will be forever grateful for this.”

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/StephHolmesMarathonForMum to donate to Stephanie’s fund.

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