Fundraiser raises over £6000 for DN Education Prize
30 September 2019
Community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute, is delighted to have received an extraordinary amount – over £6000 – from Mark Goodeve-Docker, an estate agent from London, who ran the Ealing Half Marathon for the QNI on Sunday 29 September 2019.
Mark Goodeve-Docker was raising funds for the Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Prize, which was created in his brother, Philip’s, memory. Philip died tragically in April 2013 whilst trekking across the Greenland Ice Sheet and fundraising for the QNI. With the amount raised by his friends and family – an incredible £60,000 – the Memorial Prize was created in his name. The Prize recognises and rewards the District Nurse students who have demonstrated the most outstanding achievement on their programme.
Mark ran the Half Marathon in under 2 hours, coming in at 1 hour 55 minutes, a personal training best and what Mark was aiming for. Mark’s justgiving page is still open should anyone still want to donate.
It literally did break me! I had nothing left in my legs at the end... I almost collapsed from exhaustion as I crossed the finish line. I hit my marker of doing it sub 2 hours – 1 hour 55 minutes – which I am chuffed to bits with considering it was 1.5km longer than I thought it was…d’oh!!
What I am most proud of and massively grateful for, has been the amazing level of generosity for the charity that I was supporting, The Queen's Nursing Institute. I have managed to raise £ £5,025.35 plus £735 (in gift aid). This is an amazing sum of money and I am truly humbled by everyone who supported me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart – it means so much to me.
Thank you so much to Mark for his incredible fundraising! This enormous donation will continue his brother, Philip's, amazing legacy, and will make a huge difference to district nurse education and therefore to patient care which is at the heart of what the QNI does.Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive