Great South Run 2018 for Children’s Hospice
Compass Associates are taking part in the Great South Run Business Challenge for the fourth consecutive year with our biggest team yet! This year we are delighted to be fundraising for a vital, Hampshire based charity; Naomi House Hospice & Jacksplace. The team will take on the gruelling, 10 mile challenge around Portsmouth and Southsea on Sunday 21st October.
Naomi House & Jacksplace provide hospice care for children with life threatening and life limiting conditions throughout Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey & Isle of Wight.
One of our runners, Jess, nominated the charity as her family benefitted from the care and support of the hospice in 2013:
“In July 2013 my family’s hearts were broken when my beautiful cousin Joe was diagnosed with brain cancer at only 5 years old. Sadly, in just 4 months, he went from the cheekiest and happiest little boy, to gaining his angel wings.
Joe spent the last couple of days of his life at Naomi House surrounded by all of his family and his twin brother Jay. Naomi House did an amazing job of looking after not only Joe, but my Aunty, Uncle and his brother. Even after Joe had passed away, they continued to offer fantastic support for my family and Joe’s brother. They provided Jay with support groups for siblings of children who have lost their battles to long term illnesses and helped him understand and feel comfortable with talking about his feelings and grief.”
If you would like to support us, please visit our fundraising page here.