WORLD-RENOWNED solo yachtswoman Pip Hare is urging runners and joggers to support Lewis-Manning Hospice Care in the Bournemouth Bay Run in April.
Pip, whose craft Medallia is based in Poole Quay Boat Haven, will be sailing single-handed, non-stop, around the world as a competitor in the 2024 Vendée Globe race.
In the 2020/21 race, Pip finished as the first British skipper, and in 19th place overall, despite having one of the oldest boats in the fleet.
She said: “I encourage people to get involved and help your local community hospice charity, Lewis-Manning, and come on board with the Bournemouth Bay Run.
“There is a selection of events to involved in, including walking, jogging and running either a 1k, 5k, 10k or half-marathon – there’s an event to suit every ability.
“Help Lewis-Manning Hospice Care to raise vital funds which will allow it to continue its support to the patients and loved ones that benefit from its services.
“This is a brilliant opportunity to take on a personal challenge in 2023. By joining the Lewis-Manning community, you will be directly impacting the lives of hundreds of local patients and their loved ones. You’ll also get a Lewis-Manning running vest. I encourage everyone to sign up be a local super-hero and do your local charity hospice proud.”
Tom Goodinge, Lewis-Manning Hospice care director of fundraising, added: “We are delighted to have Pip’s support – she is an incredible role model and truly inspirational athlete.
“I’ve heard lots of staff saying they’ve signed themselves up to run – it’s such a great way to kick-start the year and there’s no better way than doing it for our incredible charity.”
Anyone wishing to enter the Bournemouth Bay Run on Sunday 2 April and support Lewis-Manning Hospice Care should visit www.bournemouthbayrun.co.uk/
Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is one of three officially supported charities this year in what is the 40th annual Bournemouth Bay Run.