Ladies all set to take on night challenge
Walk raises funds for Michael Sobell Hospice
STAFF from Newnham Junior School in Ruislip, will be strutting their stuff for the annual ‘Ladies in the Night’ challenge.
They will take on the nine-mile walk on June 10 to help raise vital funds for Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) in Northwood.
A 10-strong team including Helen Beavis, Laura Hawkins, Belinda Graham, Diane Stanley, Denise Richards, Vicki Roberts, Yvonne O’Kelly, Janet Biglin, Alex Lankester and Dawn Duncan will be putting their foot power to the test for the annual event, now in its sixth year.
Helen said: “Last year, my mum’s partner (Jim) became ill with liver cancer and because she wasn’t able to care for him at home when he became bed-ridden, he was admitted Michael
to Sobell Hospice. My first impression of the hospice was that it was so quiet and tranquil.
“Hospitals can sometimes be overwhelming with all the hustle and bustle, but this was a relaxed and calming atmosphere – just what was needed at a very stressful time.
“All the staff were kind and sympathetic – everyone had time for you. Jim sadly passed away a few days later, but it was reassuring for all of us to know that his final days had been spent in such a caring environment.”
Team member, Belinda Graham, added: “My dad was cared for at Michael Sobell Hospice two years ago. The care and treatment he received has given me a positive memory of what was an awful time.”
If you would like to sign up online to take part in this year’s event, visit w w w. m i c h a e l s o b e l l hospice.co.uk
Entry costs £20 per person to include a limited edition T-shirt sponsored by Savills and M Moss (Repairs) Ltd, refreshments and a welldeserved breakfast on completion of the challenge.
Registration on the night will start at 8.30pm and walkers will set off from Michael Sobell Hospice, located on the Mount Vernon Hospital site, at 10pm.
Walkers choose from either a five and a half mile or nine-mile route and entrants must be aged over 11 with under 16s accompanied by an adult.
You can also pick up information about the event at the charity office or any of the Michael Sobell Hospice shops in Ruislip, Eastcote and Northwood.
Last year’s event raised £126,000 for the Hospice and saw over 1,100 walkers – men, women, children and pooches - of all ages and abilities taking part.
n ON THEIR MARKS: Staff from Newnham Junior School have been getting ready for the walk in June