With just over 3 weeks to go until the first ever Oswestry 10k, a team of employees from Cambrian Pharmacy in Oswestry are putting in the training to be ready to run 6.2 miles for local children’s hospice, Hope House.

The group of 9 have chosen to take part in the event to raise vital funds for Hope House, helping them ensure that no family suffers the death of a child alone.   The idea to join Team Hope House came from Carrie Webb.  Carrie had recently carried out the couch to 5k imitative and was looking for a bigger challenge, having decided to take on Oswestry 10k she then started telling her work colleagues.  Before she knew it, the idea had snowballed and many more were up for joining her for the challenge.

“I’m really pleased that so many of us will be joining Team Hope House on 13th October” said Carrie “We are not a team of experienced runners, most of us have only recently started running and some of us haven’t even taken part in a running event before”.

“We have set ourselves a target of raising £1000 for Hope House and I’m sure that when the run starts feeling difficult we will all be thinking of the children and families that we will be helping.  I’m sure we will all feel emotional when we reach the water station at Hope House”.

Many customers have already shown their support by donating at the Pharmacy and on the team’s Just Giving page.  If you would like to make a donation you can visit Cambrian Pharmacy or use the following link www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carrie-webb2

“We are thrilled to welcome Cambrian Pharmacy to Team Hope House” said Lynsey Kilvert Hope House Fundraiser, “Our team is growing bigger every day and we are looking forward to cheering on all runners taking part.  Without such incredible support from our local community, like the employees of Cambrian Pharmacy, we simply wouldn’t exist”.

Oswestry 10k has now sold out but there are a still places left to join Team Hope House, for just £15 registration and a fundraising target of £100 you too can help make a difference to local seriously ill children and their families.  Visit www.hopehouse.org.uk/events to secure your place.

Pictured: Back – Nell Harris, Kelly Evans, Alain Weir, Amy Russell

Front – Carrie  Webb, Lauren Evans, Kirstin Jones


Back – Lauren Evans, Kelly Evans, Alain Weir, Nell Harris

Front – Amy Russell, Kirstin Jones, Carrie Webb

Missing from the photos are team members Tracey Lloyd and Dovydas Pertikaitis.