Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Children’s book fictional character, ‘Mr Monty’ 
to run for Hospis Malaysia, a charity partner of 
Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014 

Mr Monty, a fictional character in a children’s book by Gail Featherstone, wife of the former British High Commissioner, the late Simon Featherstone. Donning a 6ft. monitor lizard suit, ‘Mr Monty’ is set to take on the 5km Fun Run category on Race Day, 12th October 2014. 

Runners who pledge to Run For A Reason for Hospis Malaysia will raise funds from the public. The funds raised by Hospis Malaysia will be channelled into patient services and training in palliative care. Proceeds from the sales of the children’s book ‘Mr Monty’s Treat’, also go to Hospis Malaysia.

“We are indeed thankful for the contributions by Standard Chartered KL Marathon and the British High Commission. Through their efforts, we are confident that more awareness can be focused on palliative care,” said Hospis Malaysia General Manager, Tham Su Ming.

Gail Featherstone, author of the book added, "It is good to see that ‘Mr Monty’ is keeping up the fitness campaign which he started by climbing Mount Kinabalu in May with his friends from the British High Commission. I wish him all the best for this latest challenge and his ongoing efforts to publicise the work of hospice care in general and children's palliative care in particular. Go ‘Mr Monty’!"

This year will be Standard Chartered KL Marathon’s sixth installation. Hospis Malaysia is a returning charity partner for the second year. 

For more information on Standard Chartered KL Marathon and Run For A Reason, please visit www.kl-marathon.com or call +603 7886 1717. 

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