A team of fitness enthusiasts will be joining the throngs of people enjoying Worcester’s first Rainbow Run, organised by St Richard’s Hospice.
The team of 30 colleagues from Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre, Worcester, will be taking part in the fundraising event in memory of their friend and colleague Nicki Lloyd Court, who was cared for by the hospice.
The fully booked event, which will be held at Top Barn Activity Centre on Sunday 15thMarch, has proved very popular with local people with all 750 places selling within just a few weeks. The St Richard’s Hospice Rainbow Run offers the opportunity for people to have fun with friends, family and colleagues, while helping the hospice to offer compassionate care to patients with life-threatening illnesses and support their families.
Ms Lloyd Court was a Receptionist at the Nuffield Health centre, formerly Cannons, for 17 years. She was cared for by St Richard’s Hospice before her death, aged 56, in January this year.
Lisa Payne, Nuffield Retreat Owner, said; “Nicki was diagnosed with tongue cancer in 2013. Unfortunately by the summer of 2014 it was obvious that it hadn’t all been caught and at the end of last year they realised that nothing could be done for Nicki. The care she received at St Richard’s Hospice at the end of her life was amazing. Nicki is missed by everyone, staff and members at Nuffield. She was a larger than life character. She was our friend and we loved her very much. When we saw the Rainbow Run advertised we decided that it was the perfect thing to do in Nicki’s memory. We all wanted to thank the hospice for all their care and support at such a difficult time.”
Photo: Members of the Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre team