In the pink for fundraiser

Hun­dreds of Ladies in the Night take part in char­ity hike

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

BEST FOOT FOR­WARD: Meena Bak­shi, Sarika Ra­jput and Anita Mo­rar ready for the Ladies in the Night walk for Michael So­bell Hospice.

THIS year’s Ladies in the Night was an­other mas­sive hit as al­most 1,000 char­ity walk­ers took to the streets of North­wood last Fri­day.

In­trepid hik­ers hit the road at 10pm from Mount Ver­non Hos­pi­tal, in Rick­mansworth Road, to raise money for the Michael So­bell Hospice.

A to­tal of 942 walk­ers donned their pink flash­ing bunny ears, cow­boy hats and other out­landish out­fits for the five-and-ahalf or nine mile routes.

Events and com­mu­nity fundrais­ing man­ager for the hospice, Ophe­lia Cham­bers-Henry, said: “We are ab­so­lutely thrilled with the turnout for this year’s event in aid of Michael So­bell Hospice.

“Many of our walk­ers have re­turned to take on the chal­lenge once again, and some are com­pletely new to us, so it’s sim­ply fan­tas­tic to be part of it.

“I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to all our fan­tas­tic vol­un­teers, mar­shalls, lo­cal busi­ness spon­sors and to ev­ery­one who took part. The money raised from this event makes a huge dif­fer­ence to what we are able to fund each year to­wards hospice ser­vices.”

This year’s event aimed to raise £100,000 for the char­ity, which of­fers end of life care for peo­ple with life lim­it­ing ill­nesses, as well as fam­ily sup­port and be­reave­ment coun­selling.

Photo by Jake Dar­ling WL162024

n ON THE STREETS: Clock­wise from above left, Maria Ze­len­skaya, Re­nee So­han­pal, Stacy and Yu­lia Ode­gova; Amy Stafford and Rachel Bates; nurses from Michael So­bell Hosopice; David Cook with Daisy, 13, and Henry, 10; Amy Gaiger, Chloe Frin­ton and Shashi Ne­mani

Pho­tos by Jake Dar­ling www.buyapho­


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