Hospice walk in memory of mum
More walkers are wanted
A WOMAN will put her best foot forward next month when she takes part in a hospice’s midnight walk in memory of her mother.
Emma Hulme, from The Grove, in Parkfield, Latimer, is taking part in the Hospice of St Francis’ Midnight Glow Walk, on Saturday, June 27, for the first time and wants others to join her.
The hospice cared for her mum, Margaret Evans, who lost her battle with lung cancer aged 77, in October 2013.
The 46-year-old mum – to daughters Rosie, nine, and Charlotte, eight – will take part in the new 10-mile route with fellow Chesham Preparatory School mum Ellie Dix.
Mrs Hulme, a church administrator, said: “I’ve done the London Moonwalks before and really enjoyed them, but after the great care the hospice gave my mother, I thought this
HAPPIER DAYS: Emma Hulme with her mum Margaret. Mrs Hulme, from The Grove, in Parkfield, Latimer, is taking part in the Hospice of St Francis’ Midnight Glow Walk in memory of her mum would be a great way of raising money for the hospice, having fun and doing exercise at the same time. After losing mum, it brought home to me you never know what’s round the corner – we were devastated when we heard mum’s diagnosis and at a time when we couldn’t think straight, the hospice gave us a safe haven of calm, when time was precious. We’re so lucky to have the hospice on our doorstep. It relies hugely on voluntary donations from the community and we need to do everything we can to support it and enable its care to continue.”
More than 800 walkers are expected at this year’s event, lighting up the night in their bright pink, green, orange and yellow accessories as they take on new five or 10-mile routes.
The walk starts at 9pm at Hemel Hempstead School and hospice staff will be there to cheer walkers over the finishing line with medal and breakfast.
Registration costs £20 for adults and £15 for over 10s and includes a pink Glow for It t-shirt. Walkers are asked to raise sponsorship.
Since it started in 2006, the Midnight Walk has raised over £1million.
To sign up, visit www. stfrancis.org.uk/midnight walk.
To sponsor Mrs Hulme, visit www.justgiving.com/ Emma-Hulme2.