Net Technical Solutions, an IT Support company in Farnham, Surrey is proud to be the lead sponsor for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice's Santa and Rudolph Fun Runs this year. The Fun Runs will take place on Sunday 27th November at the Devil’s Punch Bowl in Hindhead, Surrey Saturday 10th December at Broadwater Park in Godalming, Surrey and Sunday 11th December at the Queens Avenue Playing Fields in Aldershot, Hampshire. The runs are a family event where people dress up and can run, jog or walk at whatever pace they feel comfortable with to raise money to help Farnham based Phyllis Tuckwell provide the end of life care which it offers local people living with a terminal illness, such as cancer.
Vanessa Beech, Corporate Fundraiser for the Hospice commented, “We would like to welcome our new sponsors and thank them both for their support. Every day we support over 250 patients and relatives, but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, we have to raise over £20,000 a day to do this. These Fun Runs are a fantastic way for people to get involved and help us hit this target. Last year they raised £25,000 - enough to cover the costs of providing our Hospice Care at Home service for eleven days, enabling patients to spend their last days at home, visited by our nurses and doctors, rather than in hospital or at the Hospice.”
“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Santa and Rudolph Fun Runs this year,” said Ben Stupples, Commercial Director at Net Technical Solutions. “Phyllis Tuckwell is so important and needs all the support we can give it. We have provided IT support to the charity for a number of years now and have been looking for other ways in which to help – and this felt like the perfect opportunity.”
The Santa Fun Runs are a lively and festive way to help the local Farnham hospice care for more people who are facing the worst news. Visit www.pth.org.uk/event-diary or call 01252 729446 to register. And if you get in quick you’ll catch the early bird prices of £12 for adults and £5 for children (u14s) which will be offered until 31st October. From 1st November these prices will increase to £14 for adults and £7 for children (u14), and they’ll be higher on the day, so it’s best to book your place in advance. Registration includes a Santa suit for adults, reindeer antlers with a red nose for children, and festive goodies and a medal for everyone who completes the course.
About Phyllis Tuckwell
Phyllis Tuckwell provides supportive and end of life care for adult patients and families living with a terminal illness (such as cancer, heart, lung or neurological disease) in West Surrey and North East Hampshire, an area of 550,000 residents.
Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford, through a mix of medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support.
The NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, which means the hospice has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all their services, free of charge, to patients and their families. Therefore the hospice relies heavily on the support and generosity of the local community.