With this year’s London marathon now been and gone charities across London have received thousands of pounds worth of donations as members of the public go the extra mile.
The marathon, which is a 26-mile route around the capital, has a major role to play in London life as the city comes together to give back and support people in need.
This year St Josephs Hospice in Hackney have been out in full force fundraising and managed to raise over £10,000 pound for the charity with numerous colleagues and friends taking to the road.
Toby Niessen, 36, a local business owner in Hackney said: “The hospice is very well known they do a lot for suffering people and their charity work within sporting events is second to none.
“A friend’s family member has sadly been in the hospice and have always spoke highly of the efforts of everyone involved.
“I know the hospice try to raise as much money as they can throughout the year, it’s brilliant for them and brilliant for the community,” Niessen said.
Volunteers from the charity were out in full force as they cheered the runners on at 13.5 miles and 21.5 miles across the city and pushed them when they were down.
The charity which provides a team of specialist doctors, nurses, social workers and volunteers across Hackney and surrounding areas work all year round to care for seriously ill patients.
St Josephs Hospice is well known for it’s fundraising and aims to constantly build on their success taking the Hospice forward in the future.
This years marathon shows what the hospice is about for the community and shows a desire in helping and caring for all involved.
Hopefully in the near future more and more success will come out of such constant grit and determination from St. Josephs.