TCS London Marathon – 23rd April 2023

Run in one of the world’s most iconic marathons for Willen Hospice

Here’s how it works

If you’ve entered the ballot, you can apply for one of our charity places to run in the London marathon for Willen Hospice!

Closing date for applications is Monday 31st October.


We kindly ask that you raise a minimum of £2,500. The money raised will help us to continue providing specialist, compassionate care to local people with life-limiting illnesses, and at the end of their lives. Dawn, our Challenges Fundraiser, can offer you 1:1 support to help you with your fundraising and we can supply you with Willen Hospice banners, buckets, pots and a Willen Hospice vest or t-shirt to train in and run the marathon in. Have a look at our fundraising resources.

Training and support

In return for your fundraising, we will help you with your training. We can put you in touch with other Willen Hospice marathon runners, you can join our weekly Run for Willen groups (every Sunday), organise training information events, as well as a pasta evening before the big day!

In a typical year...
our cost, per minute
phone calls to patients at home
fabulous volunteers
patients cared for at home
home visits
patients at the hospice
of cups of tea
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.