A 28 year man from Stockport will be putting on his running shoes to take part in the Anglesey half marathon next month in aid of Willowbrook Hospice which cared for the brother of his life-long friend, Pam Brown.
Mark Flattley was inspired to participate in “The Island Race” on Anglesey to raise money for the Prescot based hospice as a tribute to Pam’s brother, Simon Misell who sadly lost his brave battle against osophageal and stomach cancer on 6 February, having spent his last 4 weeks being cared for there.
Mark says: “Pam has been a massive part of my life since I was little. She was my child minder for years and even when I was old enough to go straight home after school I’d still go to see her. She helped me grow up through my younger years and gave me lots of fond childhood memories of events and different places. Over the years I met Pam’s family including Simon and I knew how much he meant to her. All the way through Simon’s fight with this terrible illness, Pam has kept us all updated and was always praising the hospice for the care and support they gave to Simon.”
“Running the half marathon for Willowbrook is my way of giving a little bit back and so far, the support I’ve had has been amazing – I set myself a target of £1000 and I’ve already reached over £1350. I’m really looking forward to crossing the finishing line, knowing that every penny I raise will go towards helping the hospice to continue to care for other people and their families in their time of need. ”
The Island Race will take place on Sunday, March 4 on Anglesey, beginning at 9am from Menai Bridge, following the coastal road to Beaumaris Castle, and back.
To sponsor Mark and help him raise money for Willowbrook Hospice, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-flattley1