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Good friends, Sam Fenton and William Tarbard take on the ultimate challenge, 3 marathons in 3 weeks, to raise vital funds for Cardiff’s local hospice.

A challenge they’ve called ‘Fenton-Tarbs 3in3’,  the pair will be starting in Paris on the 07th, followed by Manchester on the 14th and ending with virtually completing the London Marathon on the 21st of April.

Training is well underway for Sam and Tarbs and their reason for supporting City Hospice is incredible. City Hospice is a charity that is very close to Sam’s heart.

Sam told us,

“December 2017 was when we discovered the charity, as they started providing excellent care for my Dad when he was battling stage 4 metastatic bowel cancer. This was arguably the hardest time that my family and I have ever endured. City Hospice was our rock during this turbulent time. They were always on hand to provide medical care for Dad, and emotional support for the rest of my family. Devastatingly, just 4 days after my 21st birthday in September 2018, Dad lost his battle with cancer.”

“Just 12 months after sadly losing his Dad, Sam experienced City Hospice’s care once again with them stepping in to care for his Nan, and then again in 2023 with his Godfather, Uncle Dave. Sam added:

“Just 12 months after losing my Dad, sadly my 87 year old Nan reached the end of her dementia journey and City Hospice, who were still supporting us, helped care for her too. She passed away very peacefully just 13 months after Dad”.

“Uncle Dave had been fighting and somewhat beating cancer from 2015, until last April, when unfortunately cancer got the better of him, which left us all with another huge hole in our hearts. Whilst this was another massive loss in our lives, City Hospice made sure that Uncle Dave had the best possible care when reaching the end of his life”.

“They ensured he had a medical bed at home so he could be with us and his closest family when it was time to say goodbye, as well as making daily visits to ensure that he was in the least discomfort as possible in the final days.”

Sam and Tarbs met in 2022, when Sam had decided to move down South and joined Wimborne RFC and Tarbs was a coach.

Tarbs said:

“Ever since knowing Sam we have got on, primarily to begin with as rugby coach and player, but as running partners and now solid friends. Sam has always aspired to run a marathon, and he has a much less rounded body shape than me and a significantly higher fitness level. I proposed the idea of three marathons on three consecutive weekends, and he accepted the challenge.”

A true Hospice Hero challenge, the FentonTarbs 3in3 is an incredible task set to raise essential funds for City Hospice. We can’t wait to continue seeing how their training is going and how they get on with their incredible 3in3 challenge this April!

Help Sam & Tarbs reach their £2,000 target here

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