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Fundraiser focus: Celebrant taking on Great North Run for hospice

5 September 2023

Local celebrant Kerrie Low (known as The Birds & The Bees, Memorial Celebrant) is taking on this weekend’s Great North Run to support her local hospice – but she’ll be doing the event a bit differently to how she imagined it. 

“I sadly have had a kidney infection which took me down for a while,” Kerrie said. 

“Then I fractured my coccyx which means I’ve not been able to train but I’m determined to try and raise money by walking the course – I just hope my sponsors will support this as it’s not really what I had in mind! 

“This will be a first time entering the GNR and I’m delighted they are letting me try to walk the course as I know it’s frustrating for runners and those waiting for you to finish but I’ll do my best.” 

Kerrie, who delivers bespoke funeral and wedding ceremonies, has direct experience of how your hospice cares for and supports local people, having herself worked with hospice patients and families before their death. 

“As a Carlisle lass, born and bred, I’ve always known of the hospice but never really had to understand just how important they are to our city – which makes me feel very fortunate and humble. After I took a tour of the hospice, I knew instantly this would be my charity of choice. 

“I just want to thank those that have sponsored me already and those that could still spare a little to go ahead and sponsor me – every penny is much needed as none of us know if we will ever need the hospice’s services.” 

You can sponsor Kerrie via her Just Giving page: 

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