Medical student Andrew Ellwood has four very good reasons for supporting St Luke’s as he prepares to take part in the 2023 TCS London Marathon.
Andrew, who is originally from Fulwood in Sheffield, has actually worked with us twice over the past few years - the first time as part of our Marketing team and then as part of Project ECHO, the pioneering online tele-mentoring network which brings healthcare organisations together via video link.
More importantly, he has also experienced the way in which the hospice supports families as both his grandfather and father were St Luke’s patients.
And that is why 25-year-old Andrew is taking a short break from his studies at the University of Genoa School of Medicine in Italy to take part in the London Marathon on April 23.
“As I have worked at St Luke’s in the past in two separate jobs, I’ve seen the great work St Luke’s does from that perspective,” Andrew said.
“St Luke’s were also involved in the care of my dad and grandad in the community in their final days and weeks, which was a great reassurance for the whole family.
“And since my dad’s death, my mum has been helped a lot by the bereavement services which St Luke’s offers.
“I have done the Sheffield Half Marathon and that was tough so I’m trying to run as much as I can really - it’s not really a plan, more that I’m trying to get in one long run every week and a few shorter ones.
“It’s the hills that make Sheffield so difficult and at least London’s a little flatter!”
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