‘Sim­ply out­stand­ing’

Fam­ily steps out for hospice that helped nan

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A DE­VOTED granddaughter and her fam­ily tack­led a seven-mile hik­ing chal­lenge in Septem­ber to raise money for North­wood’s Michael So­bell Hospice (MSH) which cared for grand­mother Eileen Thomas.

Vicky Egan and her sis­ter Chloe and cousin Dawn Wood took on the an­nual autumn walk on Sun­day Septem­ber 18 set­ting off from Mount Ver­non Hospi­tal.

Their grand­mother Eileen lost her bat­tle with can­cer in July this year and the fam­ily com­mem­o­rated her by rais­ing money for the hospice.

Vicky said: “This is the first time I have taken part in a Michael So­bell Hospice charity event, and hope­fully the first of many.

“I’ve had fam­ily and friends who have been cared for by Michael So­bell Hospice and the care they re­ceived was sim­ply out­stand­ing. We were all looked af­ter so well.

“It’s our way of say­ing thanks.”

Vicky, Chloe and Dawn have raised a stag­ger­ing £1,576 af­ter com­plet­ing the walk in three hours and 20 min­utes, and they thanked all those who had spon­sored them.

IN LOV­ING MEM­ORY: Vicky Egan with her nan Eileen Thomas who died in July

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