Hospice Champions Go the Extra Mile at the Conwy Half Marathon

Pictured above left to right Chairman Steve Thomas, Gareth Davies MS and Will Holliday Community Fundraiser.

Our Hospice Champions Local MS Gareth Davies and Adrian Thomas completed the Conwy Half Marathon on 19th November in aid of St Kentigern Hospice. The route runs along the road adjacent to the Conwy River as it proceeds towards Deganwy and the West Shore Llandudno, from there it goes along church Walks towards Llandudno Pier, then around the Great Orme taking in views of the Isle of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the surrounding North Wales coastline, then back to Conwy and the finish line. Despite stormy conditions Mr Davies completed the half marathon in 2 hours and 9 minutes and raised £375 for the hospice.

Speaking to Denbighshire Free Press Mr Davies said: “It was atrocious weather conditions with high winds and there was heavy rain all morning but I was delighted to complete the Conwy Half Marathon in a respectable time given the harsh weather conditions on the day which were particularly acute at the top of the Great Orme.”

“I’m proud to have took part to raise awareness about the fantastic work St Kentigern Hospice do in providing first class end-of-life care to local people in Vale of Clwyd and beyond and raise some money for them along the way,” he added.

St Kentigern Hospice would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Gareth Davies for his hard work and dedication to fundraising for the hospice. The funds raised will help local people in our communities receive the vital care they need. The Hospice is a special part of the community which the Hospice has provided since 1995.

Our fantastic Hospice Champion Adrian Lewis also completed the Conwy Half Marathon. To read more about Adrian’s story and his journey to completing the Ironman Copenhagen on 18th August 2024 read our recent blog post: Hospice Champion Adrian Lewis Prepares For Ironman Copenhagen 2024