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Weston paramedic gets ready to run the London Marathon for local hospice

A paramedic from Weston-super-Mare is getting ready to take his charity fundraising to the next level by running this year’s London Marathon to raise money for Weston Hospicecare. 

Darran Griffiths, based at Weston Ambulance Station, has spent the last 14 years responding to 999 calls and providing life-saving care to his local community, as a paramedic for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

an, who is also a longstanding Hornets Rugby Football Club player in Weston-super-mare, explains what has motivated him to take on the grueling 26 miles across London:

"I have a close connection with Weston Hospicecare as some of my family and friends, including the late Hornets club legend Phil Hogarth, received wonderful care and support from the charity.

“In my role as a paramedic, I have also had the privilege of working with many of the professionals at the hospice and know what incredible support they offer our local community.

"This marathon has been on my radar for a long time, and I think the challenge will be the hardest I have attempted. I feel privileged to be representing the wonderful team at the hospice and I would be very grateful for any donation, big or small, to help support their fantastic work."

Darran has already raised £3,500 for Weston Hospicecare, by swimming the English Channel two years ago. He now hopes to increase that amount to £5,000, by completing the London Marathon. 

You can help Darran to reach his £5,000 fundraising target by donating through via his JustGiving page.

All the money raised will help Weston Hospicecare continue to provide their expert end-of-life care, to people with life-limiting illnesses.

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