Runners Head To London To Raise Funds For Stourbridge Hospice

No less than five Mary Stevens Hospice supporters will be travelling to London to compete in the 2017 London Marathon.

The iconic race attracts professional and amateur runners from all over the globe, and has seen more than 1 million people take in the unique 26.2 mile tour of the nation's capital during the last 36 years.

Many runners use the run as an opportunity to raise vital funds for charities close to their hearts, and on Sunday 23rd April, the Stourbridge-based Mary Stevens Hospice will have 5 fundraisers running alongside more than 40,000 estimated to be taking part in this year's race.  

'Team MSH' as they have been named, consists of Morag Drysdale, Matt Cox, James Meade, Jim Pycraft and Gary Phillips, who are travelling from as far away as Cumbria in order to support the Hospice in the event. Dan Malin, Digital Media & PR Specialist, Mary Stevens Hospice said:

“I can't think of 5 people I'd rather have running it for us. They've all put so much hard work and determination into being ready for this race, and I know that they'll be great.

It's an atmosphere like no other, and the whole day really is just something to savour and enjoy. The fact that they are all doing it for their own incredibly emotional and personal reasons makes us all the prouder of them."

Charlotte Schofield, Head of Fundraising & Lottery, Mary Stevens Hospice, said:

“This is an iconic race which is revered across the World, and to know the Hospice has such fantastic representation within it is really special.We'll be there supporting Team MSH on the day, and we'd love to see our local community get right behind the guys as they do the area proud!"

To find out more about the individuals running for the Hospice, and how to support them, please visit

If you would like information on how to apply for the 2018 London Marathon, please visit

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