Nurse's 'fantastic' race for Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 08:00 27 March 2016 | UPDATED: 12:30 27 March 2016

Jayne Biddiscombe (r) with friend Andrea.

Jayne Biddiscombe (r) with friend Andrea.

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A Weston-super-Mare nurse is set to take part in an 'unforgettable' race in aid of the charity which cared for her uncle.

Jayne Biddiscombe, who works at Weston General Hospital, will take part in Weston Hospicecare’s Colour Run next month in memory of her uncle Paul Jackson, who died in June 2014.

Ms Biddiscombe, aged 48, took part in the event last year to honour Paul’s memory and enjoyed it so much that she decided to take part again in this year’s event, which takes place on the beach on April 24.

She said: “My uncle Paul was an amazing man.

“I was very close to him and he was more like a brother to me than an uncle.

“He was very artistic and loved nature and the beach. He was such a colourful character so this seems the perfect thing to do in his memory.

“I had such a great time last year and it was fantastic to see so many people engaging with each other.

“Everyone has their own special reason for taking part and it really was an unforgettable experience.”

Ms Biddiscombe, who has two grandchildren, said running had helped her come to terms with her grief and urged people to support the hospice.

She said: “Weston Hospicecare is such a worthwhile cause and I would encourage as many people as possible to experience the fun of the Colour Run. You’ll never forget it.

“For me, running has been very therapeutic and has helped me come to terms with my grief. I’m looking forward to tackling the course but anyone can take part – you don’t have to run it (and) lots of people walk.”

The 5km race will start at 2pm outside the Tropicana.

To register, click here or contact 01934 423960 by April 17.

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