30th Nov, 2020

Former Chancellor's Kew Garden run raises more than £13k for the Primrose Hospice

Tristan Harris 17th Sep, 2020 Updated: 17th Sep, 2020

FORMER Chancellor Sajid Javid raised more than £13k for the Primrose Hospice by running the Kew Garden 10k on Sunday.

The Bromsgrove MP, who is also patron of the charity, finished the socially distanced race in a time of 53mins and 44secs.

Mr Javid said he was delighted with the total.

“My aim was to raise £10,000 for the 10k run and I am so pleased the total amount has gone well above that target.

“Thank you to everyone who supported me and the Primrose Hospice.

“Their work to support those with a life-limiting illness is so important and it is an honour to serve as their Patron”

The Primrose has continued to provide care and support to its patients and families throughout the pandemic.

The Family Support team have worked directly with people who have sadly lost a loved one to coronavirus as well as providing counselling for NHS staff on the frontline.

Primrose Hospice CED David Burrell said they were incredibly grateful to Mr Javid.

“What an incredible day for a socially distanced run and a brilliant amount raised which will make a massive difference to our community.

“As our patron, Mr Javid is aware of how we have risen to the challenges of providing essential care and support to our community, especially over the last six months.

“It is thanks to our wonderful community really digging deep and taking part in challenges, making face masks and continuing to donate to Primrose which has really helped us weather the storm.”

Anyone wanting to boost Mr Javid’s coffers further can visit justgiving.com/fundraising/sajid-javid1

The Hospice must raise £1.75million annually to provide free care and support to those living in north east Worcestershire.

 

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