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Photos: George Weech

Over 400 runners took part in Osborne Run with Mountbatten on Sunday.

The event, which is in its second year, attracted all ages and abilities – from grandparents to grandchildren, novices to the more serious runners, including those who took the opportunity to train for forthcoming marathons.

All enjoyed the stunning setting of the Osborne estate and crossed the finish line to receive their special Osborne Run medal.

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Among the participants were a number of Mountbatten nurses, staff and volunteers. Over £9,000 has been raised so far, and further sponsorship is expected to add to that total.

Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, said:

“This was a great event in a magnificent setting and we’re very grateful indeed to English Heritage and Osborne for their support and allowing us to use the grounds. We are also so very thankful to all who took part and raised funds to support the work of Mountbatten, as well as raising awareness of our work to support Islanders facing death, dying and bereavement. Our events wouldn’t happen without our volunteers who give up their time so generously in so many ways, a big thank you to them too!”

The funds raised will go towards ensuring Mountbatten’s services continue to be free and available to Islanders when they need them most.

Nigel added:

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“As an independent charity, we must find around £7.5m each and every year. There is a growing need for our services and we will continue to need ever more support from our community in the future, which is why we are so indebted to those who take part in events such as Osborne Run.”


You can make payments by BACS transfer to Account number 1409 8032, Sort Code 54-10-34. Ensure you use the reference stated on your sponsorship form [‘OR18 xxx’].

You can also send cheques (made payable to ‘Earl Mountbatten Hospice’) or bring your cash and cheques directly to the Mountbatten Fundraising department, Halberry Lane, Newport, PO30 2ER. In all cases, return your sponsorship form so that Mountbatten can claim the appropriate Gift Aid.

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