Dr Charles Wilson, his wife Jane (a nurse) and son Joseph (also a Doctor) will run the next Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, as family team ‘The Wilson Trio’.
Dr Wilson, who is a leading Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Addenbrookes Hospital has cared for and referred many cancer patients since he joined the Hospital in 1993. He says: “My family in the past has been touched by the support to those we have known and as a family we are pleased to do something to help support the future of care in Cambridgeshire for those living with a life limiting illness”
His son, Joseph, also a hospital doctor, was keen to take up the 13.1 mile challenge, so – with his mother and father already signed up via the ballot – they approached Arthur Rank Hospice, proposing he take a Charity place and all three of them join together as a team for the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon. ‘The Wilson Trio’ now have matching Team ARHC vests, a training plan for the new year and are looking forward to running the half marathon together as a family.
The group effort extends still further to John Hodgson (effectively the fourth team member!) who has supported the Hospice for many years and will be championing the family’s efforts. He explains: “I’ve been supporting Arthur Rank Hospice Charity now for nine years, ever since my sister in law Betty Hodgson received their wonderful care. With the Wilson family taking on the Cambridge Half as ‘The Wilson Trio’ and me backing them up for fundraising support, my hope is that – we’ll tip the fundraising over the £50,000 mark!”
Amy Bidwell, Challenges & Community Fundraiser for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, adds: “We’re thrilled that the Wilson family will be taking part in the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon as part of Team ARHC in their matching vests, and that long-time supporter John Hodgson has decided to take up the mantle of championing their cause. It’s wonderful to see such a great team effort and we’d welcome other families – or even groups of friends or colleagues – to take part.”
To support ‘The Wilson Trio’ and their fundraising efforts – or to find out more – please visit their online fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thewilsontrio.