Gavin Bent took up running after his mum was supported by Marie Curie Nurses at home, he said:
"I used to be a professional footballer – I used to play for Leicester City until I was 17. Then mum got ill with Ovarian cancer and I had an injury. Everything happened at the same time and the dream fell apart.
At first, Mum fought the cancer and it went away. After about a year it came back. When it returned the second time it struck very quickly. That’s when Marie Curie Nurses came to help.
The nurses made life as comfortable as possible for my mum. Mum wanted to be at home as much as possible – especially towards the end.
The nurses really went the extra mile. They went above and beyond. You don’t realise how far they go for people until you’re in that situation".