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Half-marathon charity run reveals lead charity for 2023

Hampshire Chronicle logo Hampshire Chronicle 05/12/2022 Adele Bouchard

From left: Charlotte Patrick, Abi Knapton, Charlette Curtis and Gemma Rolfe (Image: Rees Leisure) © Provided by Hampshire Chronicle From left: Charlotte Patrick, Abi Knapton, Charlette Curtis and Gemma Rolfe (Image: Rees Leisure)

A HOSPICE charity will be the lead local charity partner for Winchester Marafun for the fifth time.

Winchester Marafun is set to return on Sunday, September 24, 2023, with the support of Naomi House & Jacksplace.

Participants can run for the hospice charity, based in Sutton Scotney, by running the half marathon, hilly 10k or family fun run.

The routes travel through the historic city streets and scenic countryside past landmarks such as Winchester Cathedral and St Catherine’s Hill. Thousands of runners are expected to put their running shoes on for the event organised by ReesLeisure.

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Event manager Abi Knapton said: “We are delighted to have Naomi House & Jacksplace back on board for lead local charity at the event this year. We can’t wait to welcome their awesome team of runners to the day who are raising funds for an amazing cause and taking on the hilly challenges.”

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Fundraising officer at Naomi House & Jacksplace, Gemma Rolfe, said: “It is a great pleasure to be lead local charity partner for the 5th year in a row for the Winchester Marafun. Every year our runners take on this hilly route and raise much needed funds for the hospices. We couldn’t be more thankful to have such wonderful local supporters.”

The charity supports families across the central south coast of England with hospices providing expert hospice care for life limited and life threatened children and young adults.

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