Southampton sister’s Alexandra and Francesca are gearing up for their Big Fun Run 5k on Sunday 15th July and are fundraising for Rowans Hospice in memory of their Nan who sadly lost her battle with cancer in April 2018.

With Big Fun Run taking place on what would have been Nan’s 82nd birthday, Alexandra and Francesca aim to raise as much money as possible for the charity that provided much needed support and comfort whilst Nan lived with her terminal illness.

“Nan battled to keep going for as long as she could and during this time spent one day a week at Rowans Hospice. If you knew Nan, you’ll have heard just how much this day meant to her and how much she looked forward to going” Alexandra explained.

Nan was treated to pampering, home cooked meals and friendly faces to chat to all funded by the charity and provided by passionate volunteers. Alexandra said: “I really believe this place gave her a little bit of life in her last year and allowed her to cling onto a little bit of independence away from her family”.

With a fundraising target of £500, Alexandra and Francesca want to say thank you to The Rowan’s Hospice for the care they gave their Nan and to help ensure they can carry on providing wonderful care and respite for families such as theirs.

With their parents and family coming along to support them on their big day Alexandra said “I know Nan would have been there to support us if she could, and I think she’ll be watching over from somewhere”.  To find out more and support Alexandra and Francesca’s fundraising for Rowans Hospice visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alexandra-drew.