Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: London Marathon runner raises £3,000 for St Elizabeth’s Hospice as thanks for ‘fantastic care’ offered to dying grandfather

18:23 11 April 2014

Dan Humphries is running the marathon for the St Elizabeth

Dan Humphries is running the marathon for the St Elizabeth's Hospice

Archant

A grateful grandson is fulfilling a vow to do “something special” for the charity that cared for his dying grandfather.

Dan Humphries is running the marathon for the St Elizabeth's HospiceDan Humphries is running the marathon for the St Elizabeth's Hospice

Ipswich resident Dan Humphries will be running the London Marathon on Sunday in aid of St Elizabeth’s Hospice, as a thanks for the “absolutely fantastic care” offered to his grandfather Geoff Warner in his final weeks.

“I think it’s an amazing facility,” he said.

“My mum and nan has such comfortable surroundings to share their final moments with my granddad.

“I vowed to my mum and nan that I would do something special to raise money for the hospice to show our thanks for everything they did to make my granddad’s and my nan’s final time together as good as possible.

“They have personally set up a tribute fund in Geoff’s name and my tribute is to run the London Marathon for home.

Mr Humphries, a company director with the freight forwarding company Coastal Global Logistics Ltd, has already exceeded his £2,000 fundraising target.

Together with his wife, Caroline, Mr Humphries has “smashed” the target, raising £3,000 with the help of a sponsored Christmas hike, charity quiz raffles and a jewellery auction.

He has been training hard over the last three months, with regular runs and a twice weekly ‘Spartan’ class at the Fitness Unit.

To sponsor Mr Humphries visit www.justgiving.com/dhumphries.

0 comments

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy wants to add experienced heads to his squad before the summer transfer window closes at the end of this month.

Conor Grant

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will be without midfielder Conor Grant for Saturday’s home game with Preston North End, as he revealed there could be a deal in the offing for free agent striker Leon Best.

Grant Ward battles with Wes Hoolahan during the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

After a positive performance against Norwich, could the derby draw be a platform for Ipswich Town to build on?

Dalian Atkinson playing for Ipswich in 1988. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

An inquest was today opened into the death of ex-Ipswich Town footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was shot with a police Taser.

West Ham United's Martin Samuelsen.

Ipswich Town are carefully considering loan moves for young duo Martin Samuelsen and Adam Armstrong ahead of the transfer window closing next Wednesday.

Ipswich Town's Adam Webster (left).

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says summer signing Adam Webster is not the finished article, following the defender’s step up to Championship football.

Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed he is still trying to bring new faces to Portman Road before the transfer window closes at 11pm on August 31.

Leon Best celebrates after scoring for Rotherham United in the Ipswich Town v Rotherham United (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 March 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town have handed a trial to much-travelled striker Leon Best.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with Norwich manager Alex Neil.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

This was an East Anglian derby draw to build upon.

Town fans look up towards the Norwich supporters after a yellow flare was thrown into them during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Officers have made a number of arrests following today’s derby match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City – including two relating to the dispersal of a flare in the grounds.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24