" On 16th October 2016, I am running the Birmingham Half Marathon, followed by the New York Marathon on 6th November 2016, to raise money for St.Mary's Hospice. St. Mary's Hospice help people with life limiting illnesses to manage their symptoms, and cope with their conditions. Over the years, as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, I have seen them provide expert and compassionate care countless times. In 2012 I watched how they supported and cared for my friend Martin, who had terminal cancer. They were so kind and always sensitive to the fact that Martin was young. They are now helping Martin's Dad, John, who is fighting his own battle with MND. Thank you St. Mary's for everything you do for all the people of Birmingham who need you, and their families. We are so grateful."