Cheltenham Town’s head of medical, Gavin Crowe, is running this year’s London Marathon to fundraise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and the wider West Midlands, as well as support for their families.
You can donate to Crowe's JustGiving page here.
In the past year, the charity has provided care to more than 700 children and over 940 families, including those who are bereaved.
Speaking ahead of the marathon this Sunday, Crowe couldn’t give enough of praise for the good work that Acorn’s provides children and their families.
“Acorns was our club charity of choice about four years ago, and I was lucky enough to come and see the hospice as well as getting introduced to their Area Fundraiser, Mel Hall. From Mel showing me around and seeing their work, it was something that I’d never seen before,” he said.
“Being a parent of two young kids, I’m in a really privileged position, but there needs to be support for people who aren’t so lucky, and that’s exactly what the hospice does for families.
“It doesn’t matter about the size of the donation, but to anyone who wants to donate, please do so if you can.”
It costs Acorns £27,000 per day to provide its services, the bulk of which comes from fundraising by the local community.