Amy Goodacre was one of the first people to sign up to take part in the inaugural Peterborough Fun Colour Rush last year after pledging to ‘run the rainbow in memory of Mum’.
Amy’s Mum Tracey was cared for at Thorpe Hall Hospice in 2016. Amy said: “The staff treated her like a queen. The care Mum was given was amazing, just above and beyond anything we could have hoped for her. And we were looked after too. There was always someone to talk to.
“Thorpe Hall gave us so many memories and the chance to take photos that are so precious now. Our mini Yorkshire Terrier Tyler was welcomed into the hospice so he could say goodbye to Mum and Mum was able to have a cuddle with her first grandchild. Mum’s movement was limited by the time she was at the hospice but I took her into the gardens in her wheelchair – she loved that and I love that I have those memories.”
Fundraising for the hospice became Amy’s way of saying thank you for the care. And she was joined on the 5km route around the East of England Arena by five friends, who all wanted to recognise the valuable work done by the hospice.