It is difficult to know how to respond to the truly harrowing events in Ukraine. Whilst acknowledging this is a drop in the ocean...in 2 weeks time I will be running the London landmarks half marathon and decided to use this opportunity to fundraise for Hospices of Hope Ukraine appeal.

Hospices of Hope was already working in countries close to Ukraine and so are in a good position to be able to respond locally to the refugee crisis - this response includes opening some of their facilities to Ukrainian refugees, particularly those requiring hospice/ palliative care. In this awful situation hopefully this can make a difference to some of the Ukrainian people forced to flee their homes. Please donate if you would like to and feel you can...I've set a target of £350 to raise but would love to surpass that! Many thanks.

Joy Gough