Fundraising Success for Cooper Associates Adviser at the London Marathon
Cooper Associates mortgage adviser, Jo Langford, has achieved a lifelong ambition by successfully completing the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. Jo undertook the gruelling 26.2 mile challenge in aid of St. Margaret’s Hospice and raised a magnificent £7,109. The fund raising consisted of various different events including a Cooper Associates ‘Charity Bake Off’ as well as a charity auction and quiz night .
St Margaret’s Hospice is at the heart of Somerset’s community providing compassionate care to individuals and their families who are facing the challenge of a life-limiting illness. They are dedicated to making each day count for all their patients and in turn their families. Significantly, 100% of the care and support provided is free of charge to patients and their families at the point of service. To deliver services in the year ahead, St Margaret’s Hospice anticipate that clinical costs will amount to £7.5m. This highlights a heavy reliance on the charitable support of donors and the local community to ensure that they can continue to provide vital end of life care across Somerset.
Sonia Bateman, Events Project Lead at St. Margaret’s Hospice commented –
“We’re so grateful to our London Marathon runners whose dedication and commitment to both fundraising and training for the event always amazes us. Their support is so appreciated and the money they raise enables St. Margaret’s to continue to care for thousands of patients and families facing a life-limiting illness across Somerset every year. All of our runners should be so proud of what they have achieved, both physically and in terms of doing something amazing for their local community and hospice.”
Congratulations to Jo on her incredible achievement.