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Cranham councillor raises £700 for Havering hospice

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 July 2016

Cllr Clarence Barrett (Cranham)

Cllr Clarence Barrett (Cranham)

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A councillor has raised £700 for a Havering hospice after completing a 10k run.

Cllr Clarence Barrett (Cranham) has previously undertaken marathons, sky-dives and abseiling in his pursuit of raising money for charity.

The hospice, which costs more than £7million to run every year, offers free care for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Last Monday, he finished the Vitality London 10k race in 75 minutes, and said he was delighted with his result.

He said: “Firstly may I thank all those who sponsored me.

“The event was a great experience, good weather, terrific crowds and I managed to finish in one piece while raising funds for a fantastic cause – all in all, a day well spent!

“I have seen how the hospice care not only for those with life-limiting conditions, but also for the families and carers of loved ones. When the need is most, and times are tough, the service provided by St Francis Hospice is an invaluable asset to the community.

“It is inspiring to see how dedicated personal care, compassion and love are such motivating qualities that embrace the whole philosophy of the hospice.”


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