Havering councillor to run 10k for ‘invaluable’ Saint Francis Hospice

PUBLISHED: 10:26 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:07 04 July 2017

Councillor Clarence Barrett after a race last year. Picture: Clarence Barrett

Councillor Clarence Barrett after a race last year. Picture: Clarence Barrett

Clarence Barrett

A councillor who has run marathons, done a sky dive from 12,000ft and abseiled down the building for charity is set to pound the pavement once more.

On Saturday, July 9, Cllr Clarence Barrett, (East Havering Residents Group, Cranham) aims to run the British 10k race to raise cash for Saint Francis Hospice, Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower.

According to Cllr Barrett the charity needs £7.7million a year run, and despite receiving £2.3million from the NHS, the remainder is met by fundraising, gifts and legacies.

He said: “I have seen how the hospice cares 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 Saint Francis Hospice is an invaluable asset to the community. I

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

Cllr Barrett added that he wants to do his “bit” and hopes to raise £450.

The event will take place in central London and pass iconic landmarks including Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and the Embankment.

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