Half-marathon star Jane Clarke helps raise £23,000 for Cambridgeshire hospice service

Jane Clarke (right) with colleagues Claire (Sister) and Alison (Administrator) from the Alan Hudson

Jane Clarke (right) with colleagues Claire (Sister) and Alison (Administrator) from the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre who supported her fundraising with a collection in February at a Peterborough Phantoms ice hockey game. - Credit: Archant

A nurse from the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech was one of sixty runners to help raise £23,000 for the hospice at the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon.

Michelle Knight (Clinical Nurse Specialist and team lead), Jane Clarke (Staff Nurse), Alison Strickl

Michelle Knight (Clinical Nurse Specialist and team lead), Jane Clarke (Staff Nurse), Alison Strickle (Administrator), Lisa-Marie Ball (Staff Nurse), Patricia Harris (Complementary Therapist), Phillippa Ashcroft (Project Development Officer). - Credit: Archant

Palliative nurse Jane Clarke raised an impressive sum of £746.50 for the Arthur Rank service hospice which she has worked at for the last eight years.

She took up running three years ago and says she is delighted to have played her part.

She said: “We are a small but very busy nurse-led unit of nine staff and 12 volunteers. Last year we cared for 188 patients along with 58 day therapy admissions and 48 outpatients, as well as providing clinical advice and support to 22 patients being cared for at the Trafford ward which is adjacent to our unit.

“The work we do makes huge differences to the lives of those we care for, as well as their family and friends.


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“I had wanted to run a half marathon for a couple of years but never had the motivation so this was the ideal opportunity. I was really pleased with the time I achieved and I’d like to thank everybody who sponsored me for such a worthwhile cause.”

Jane tackled the 13.1-mile challenge on March 5 and crossed the line in a speedy time of two hours, four minutes and 51 seconds.

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Her fundraising tally was topped up by £86.50 by her friends, family, patients and colleagues, who held a bucket collection at a Peterborough Phantoms ice hockey match in February.

Funds raised by those who ran the half marathon for ‘Team ARHC’ will contribute towards the £2.85 million required each year to supplement the NHS contribution and fund the additional services provided by the hospice to Cambridgeshire - including those from the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre - with Jane’s grand total being specifically directed to that service for Wisbech and Fenland.

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