Cork City Marathon in memory of Graham Seely

We are always indebted to our amazing relatives and friends for all our funds. And Tim’s marathon is such an achievement. Here is his story.

Written by Tim Seely

In June, I headed over to Ireland to run the Cork City Marathon in order to raise funds for the Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group, all in memory of my Dad, Graham Seely.

Dad spent his last days at Priscilla Bacon Lodge before sadly losing his battle with cancer in March of this year, and during this time, I got to witness first-hand the wonderful care and support provided for patients (and their families) by the staff and volunteers at Priscilla Bacon Lodge.

Through the generous donations of family and friends, a total amount of £1,505 (plus gift aid) was raised, which made the experience all the more rewarding.

Whilst completing the marathon was challenging (physically, mentally, and emotionally, I believe that running in memory of Dad and for such a deserving course is what kept me going to the finish line (and even pushed me to a personal best of just under four hours).

I know he would have been proud!

With Dad in Paris, 2011
Showing off my medal after the marathon
Handing over the sponsorship funds to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Priscilla Bacon Lodge.