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Leanne and her daughter Isabelle will be running the Ogi Porthcawl 10km in memory of their dear mum and ‘Nanny Crumble’, Brenda, who sadly passed away in 2016.

Leanne, Isabelle & Nanny Crumble

City Hospice cared for Brenda, lovingly known as Nanny Crumble for her famous apple crumble, following her diagnosis of a rare and aggressive type of cancer, bile duct cancer. The idea to participate in the Porthcawl 10km came from 15-year-old Isabelle, not only as a way of keeping fit but also to raise funds for ‘Nanny’s Charity’.

Leanne shares,

“The staff from City Hospice were consistently amazing and had this wonderful ability to help my mum feel calm during such a difficult time. On one occasion, a doctor visited her at home on a particularly bad day and even arranged childcare for her own daughter, so she could stay and help my mum. I will never forget her sacrifice and kindness. At such a difficult time, knowing that our Mum really mattered to someone else was an enormous comfort.”

Having run the Cardiff Half Marathon for City Hospice, Leanne and Isabelle are now ready to take on the Ogi Porthcawl 10km in memory of their beloved Nanny Crumble. Their training runs around Porthcawl are squeezed in between school commitments, netball, piano lessons, and lifeguard duties.

Their message to the community is clear: every effort to raise money for City Hospice counts.

Leanne told us,

“It doesn’t matter how much you raise; every penny matters and makes a massive difference to patients and their families at the most difficult and vulnerable times.

Raising money, however you choose to do it, is just another way to stay connected to our loved ones in a way we can be sure they’d be proud of.”

Katie Vaughan, Fundraising Coordinator, said,

“We are so grateful to Leanne and Isabelle for taking on the Ogi Porthcawl 10km in aid of City Hospice – especially with Isabelle’s busy schedule! They have smashed their fundraising target and have raised nearly £500! On behalf of everyone at City Hospice, we wish you lots of luck with the 10km and can’t wait to see the photos of you pass the finish line.”

Support Leanne & Isabelle here

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