It was a huge congratulations to Ian Deam for raising £1800 and completing the Cheltenham 10k race on Sunday, and all in aid of Lilian Faithfull’s charity, St Faith’s Fairhaven end of life suite
Ian was cheered en-route by the Lillain Faithfull team, helped by the fantastic atmosphere created by local support in the town.
Ian competed the 10k in a brilliant time of 51:14, came 12th out of 59 for males in his age category, and was 107th out of 667 participants. What a brilliant personal achievement. Ian commented, “I’m very pleased with my time, for the amazing support along the run and Kate and I are so grateful for everyone’s donations.”
Ian’s wife Kate was by his side at the start and finish!
The home shared their best wishes to Kate and Ian for being incredible charity champions and raising money for St Faith’s Fairhaven end of life suite, where Kate’s mum Eileen was cared for.
Their fantastic fundraising figure is £1800, with the hope of more sponsorship following Ian’s race.
Kate’s mum, Eileen, moved into Fairhaven suite in St Faith’s home in June, after being cared for by her family at home for several weeks.
When asked about her mum’s care on Fairhaven, Kate said, “Every single member of staff are like angels. Nothing was too much trouble. Mum being in the Fairhaven suite took the stress away and meant we could enjoy our time together and do things like having afternoon tea – which the staff kindly prepared.”
Sadly, Eileen has passed away, and her funeral was Thursday, days before the Cheltenham Run. The race day was an emotional time but motivating to raise money for the place and the team Eileen was cared for.