Meet Our Marathon Runners 2023

On the Run up to the 2023 London Marathon, we wanted to introduce you to our runners and the motivations behind them supporting Mary Ann.

Ann Tigerstedt

“I decided to run for Mary Ann because of the care and support that the hospice gave to my mum Jean when she died last year. The people who do this job are super humans and so I wanted to raise money so that they can support more families like mine. Training has been hard work but I hope it pays off on the day. ”

Sponsor Ann here – Ann Tigerstedt is fundraising for Mary Ann Evans Hospice (

Craig Jee

“I will be running the London marathon this year in aid of the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. This charity is close to my family, as my Grandad passed away last year and all of his funeral donations got donated to this charity, chosen by my Nan. This charity supports my Nan with her lymphoedema. My aim is to raise as much money as I can for this amazing charity and to complete this marathon!”

Sponsor Craig here –

Daisy Michell

“In February last year, my Grandad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he spent 2 weeks in hospital and was discharged to spend his last week at home. This was a huge shock and an extremely difficult time for my family. The support of Mary Ann Evans meant that we could spend as much time as possible with my Grandad. We had a team of nurses and carers who came out several times each day (and night) to make sure my grandad and family were looked after. They provided personal care, medication, advice, support and even had a 24 hour team who would come out at a phone call. It costs just over 2.5 million pounds to run the hospice for 1 year and this money is all provided by fundraising and donations. I have ran 2 previous marathons before, but have always wanted to do London. When I saw that Mary Ann Evans had charity places, I knew I had to apply!”

Sponsor Daisy here – Daisy Michell is fundraising for Mary Ann Evans Hospice (

Eileen McElhone

“I chose to run for the hospice because I have lost both my parents to cancer and understand all to well the amazing work hospices do in supporting families in the most difficult of circumstances. After going through an incredibly difficult and stressful time in my personal life, I decided, it’s now or never, if I’m ever going to run a marathon. I want my daughters to see you can do anything if you are determined enough. I want them to have a mum they can be proud of. ”

Sponsor Eileen here –


Lynsey Tolley

“This year I will be wearing my Mary Ann Hospice vest with pride when I complete the London Marathon. I’m running to raise money and awareness for my local hospice that has been remarkable supporting friends and their families in our local community in there hours of need. Every mile I run won’t compare to the amazing work of the staff and volunteers of this caring charity.”

Sponsor Lynsey here – Mary Ann Evans Hospice: Lynsey Tolley (

Sam Parsons

“I have always wanted to run the London Marathon. After running a few half marathons, I realised it was now time to take on a new challenge. To be able to do this and support a fantastic local charity, being the MAEH, means a great deal to me. My family have been fundraising every year for this cause and so now it is my turn to give something back!”

Sponsor Sam here – Mary Ann Evans Hospice: Fundraising started! (

Our Corporate Sponsors for the London Marathon 2023 are Loveitts, Wiofy Ltd, Full Circle Events LTD , Devall & Son.

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