NACC national chair to run London Marathon for St. Luke’s Hospice

Need Radia
19/10/2018 - 07:00
Neel Radia, the national chair of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) will run the London Marathon to raise funds for the NACC’s chosen charity, St Luke’s Hospice, Harrow and Brent.

St Luke’s Hospice provides end-of-life care and comfort to patients and their families, either at the in-patient unit or in their own homes. The services the hospice offers give those at the end of their lives the dignity and support they need to die in a place of their choice.

Radia said: “I’m incredibly proud to be running the Virgin London Marathon for St Luke’s Hospice – a charity that means so much to me. My family and I have experienced St Luke’s remarkable contribution to the community first-hand. Firstly, six years ago when my dear Nan passed away at the hospice after a short illness. And, sadly, we found ourselves there again in May 2018 for the final days of my auntie’s life.

This is a huge challenge for me. I’m certainly not a runner and I’m also asthmatic. But, I strongly believe that hospice care is what a compassionate society should provide, and I’m determined to help this fantastic cause. I have six months of hard training ahead and I will accomplish this great personal challenge and give back to the charity that I have the upmost respect for and has helped me and my family so much.

“I’m delighted that St Luke’s is the NACC’s chosen charity and I thank our members for all their support and I look forward to hearing about the fundraising activities taking place across the country.”

With all its services offered free of charge, St Luke’s relies on the generosity of the community for over 75% of its funding, with at least £3.5 million needed to be raised each year.

Neel and the NACC will be supporting St Luke’s goal to raise £80,000 to enable the team to care for more people in their own homes at the end of their lives.

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