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  • 15th February 2021

KFA ‘Run 4 Respite’ for Naomi House & Jacksplace – March 2021

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KFA ‘Run 4 Respite’ for Naomi House & Jacksplace – March 2021

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KFA ‘Run 4 Respite’ for Naomi House & Jacksplace – March 2021

Eight of the KFA Connect team are taking part in ‘Run 4 Respite’ this March. A challenge that involves running/jogging or walking 105 miles each during the month of March to fund 5 hours of respite in the hospice.

This is the equivalent of running 3.4 miles each day! 

Hopefully, with a lot of willpower and by encouraging each other, we will make it! Your support will help motivate us, and also help a fantastic charity, which is very close to our hearts in the process. 

Naomi House & Jacksplace are hospices for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening conditions. The charity provides care to people living in communities across the seven counties of central southern England.

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The charity has two specialist units: Naomi House for children, and Jacksplace for teenagers and young adults.

Each unit offers an appropriate environment for each age group. Services offered include respite care, emergency care, end-of-life care and ongoing bereavement support. 

KFA Connect have supported the hospice previously by fundraising and also by giving up their time to send gardening teams to the hospice to help keep their beautiful outside space looking great! This enabled the team to see first-hand how relaxed and happy the children and young adults are when using the facilities at the hospice. It was really heart-warming to see it in action.

They seek to raise £9.2 million to run the two units each year, with less than 11% of income coming from the Government and other statutory bodies. 

The team consists of Richard Austin, Liz Austin, Nicki Smith, Joe Vavasour, Julita Parker, Dan Gower, Jim Maddison and Pauline Miller.

“We are aware that this challenge will not be easy (as the February training sessions have already proved), but what we might lack in skill and fitness levels – we hope to make up for in our will to succeed!

Or something like that anyway!”

Nicki Smith

Your support enables the charity to provide these crucial care services, free of charge, to children, young adults and their families, so thank you!

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