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After a successful first year, The Prince of Wales Hospice is proud to bring back Pontefract 10k for a second year, a challenge intended to embrace community spirit, whilst raising the vital funds needed to support Hospice care in the Five Towns area.

Behind this event is a heart-warming story which sparks a collaboration between The Prince of Wales Hospice and local business owner, Georgia Percival.

Georgia’s mum, May Shockett, spent the last two weeks of her life at the Hospice. Describing the care her mother received, Georgia said “the Hospice made my mum feel calm and safe. The staff showed compassion and a level of care that was second to none.”

The Hospice not only cared for May, but were also there to provide comfort and support to Georgia and her family at this very difficult time. As Georgia reflects on the treasured memories she holds with her mum, she describes the Hospice as a place that “will always be in [her] heart.”

Every year, The Prince of Wales Hospice provides round the clock care to nearly 1,000 local people affected by life-limiting illnesses, and does so at no cost to the patient or their family. To continue providing these vital services, we need to raise over £3 million each year. We rely on the kind donations and generous support we receive from our loyal community of supporters – people just like you.

Georgia and her family wanted to do something to show their appreciation for The Prince of Wales Hospice, and to keep her mum’s memory alive. Both mother and daughter shared a passion for fitness, which inspired Georgia to organise a running challenge in her hometown.

“We could never repay the Hospice, there’s just no price. The only way to show our appreciation is to raise as much money as possible so that other families can receive the same level of care. My mum would be so pleased that we are giving back to such an amazing charity.”

Inspired to run? Join Georgia and The Prince of Wales Hospice at Pontefract 10k and make a difference to people with a life limiting illness.

In loving memory of May Shockett.