Diane Snodin, 31 originally from Llanbedrgoch, Anglesey has set herself a challenge that will see her lacing up her trainers and pounding the streets of Paris to raise needed funds for St David’s Hospice.
Her mother Margaret Owen from Benllech passed away at St David’s Hospice in 2015. Sadly, Diane’s family faced the devastating reality of Margaret’s terminal illness only months before she died. St David’s Hospice was there for them in their time of need.
Talking about her mother’s care at the local adult hospice Diane explained:
“Towards the final weeks of her life, it was a real struggle to give her everything and anything that she needed to be comfortable.
“St David’s Hospice was our light at the end of the tunnel and very supportive to our family. They welcomed Mum and the family with open arms supporting us with all the help we could wish for”.
“With me living in Newcastle at the time and my brother being in London we needed somewhere that was flexible to us arriving at late, sometimes eight at night and the Hospice was that.
“What we appreciated most were the people. The people at St David’s Hospice take the time to explain what you need to know, in a way that made it clear to us and they treated our mum like a human and not a patient.”
“After mum’s time at the Hospice, running has been a release for me. I ran my first 10K two weeks ago and I wanted to put myself through something painful, a challenge.”
Diane, who now lives in France, plans to run 10km every day throughout of November, the month of her mother’s birthday and will complete 300km (186miles) on finishing.
To support Diane in her fundraising efforts please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/diane-snodin
The money raised by Diane will help the charity to provide the highest standards of care and support to adults with advance illnesses and those in need of end of life care from Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.