To hospice fundraisers with love
Charity event organised by namesake councillor
MICHAEL Sobell Hospice is to benefit from a 007-themed fundraiser organised by a councillor named James Bond.
The event will be a sponsored walk on November 28 which sets off from St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton and follows an eight mile route to Michael Sobell in Northwood, with proceeds going to both hospices.
Mr Bond, who is a councillor in Harrow, devised the event in memory of his mother
The Uxbridge Gazette Series Margaret, who was cared for at the Northwood Hospice.
He will be wearing his best 007 tuxedo for the walk and others will be taking part dressed as characters from the famous franchise, which is back in the news this week as the latest Bond film Spectre arrives in cinemas.
Councillor Bond said: “My mother was cared for at the Michael Sobell Hospice in the weeks leading up to her passing and I can’t thank them enough for the kindness they gave, not only to my mother but to my brother and father at such a sad time.
“I also want to acknowledge and support St Luke’s Hospice, who give so much care and devotion to the terminally ill and their friends and family.”
To help launch the walk, chief executives of St Luke’s and Michael Sobell Hospice, Robin Webb and Lindsey Fealey, joined Councillor Bond in dressing up as characters from the James Bond films.
Robin Webb said: “It’s an opportunity for our teams to work together which I think is the start of something new and exciting going forward.”
Community and Events Fundraiser of Michael Bell Hospice Trish Mule added: “Every fund raiser is a huge event for us. Walking brings awareness for us which is so important and anything raised directly helps us fund the hospice.”
This is the second fundraiser the councillor has set up for Michael Sobell Hospice in memory of his mother.
In 1987, Councillor Bond set himself the task of trying to visit every tube station in a day. His efforts saw £23,000 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support and Sobell Hospice.
To register for the free walk on Saturday
Michael November 28 at 10.30am, visit www.stlukes-hospice. org/hospice2hospice or call 020 8382 8112.
n THE NAME’S BOND...: Councillor James Bond with chief executives of St Luke’s and Michael Sobell Hospice, Robin Webb and Lindsey Fealey