Hospice walk in mem­ory of mum

More walk­ers are wanted

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.

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