Charity walkers go Hospice to Hospice
Fundraisers take part in eight-mile challenge to boost funds
THIRTY people took part in an eight-mile walk on November 28 to raise money for two local hospices.
The Hospice to Hospice event was organised by independent councillor James Bond, who represents Headstone North Harrow Borough Council. Walkers set off from St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton to Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood.
Cllr Bond put the event together to mark the 30th anniversary of his mother Margaret’s death and raise money for Michael Sobell, which cared for her in the final days.
He also wanted to help St Luke’s, which had cared for his friend
at Charlie Harris, formerly editor of the Harrow Times.
Cllr Bond said: “I can’t thank the hospice enough for the kindness they gave, not only to my mother, but to my brother and father at such a sad time.
“I also wanted to acknowledge and support St Luke’s Hospice, which gives so much care and devotion to the terminally ill and their friends and family.”
Walkers were sent on their way by Krishna Suresh, the mayor of Harrow, at St Luke’s and greeted by Hillingdon’s deputy mayor and mayoress, John and Diane Hensley, at the other end.
Melanie Burfitt, director of income at Michael Sobell, said: “We are very grateful to councillor Bond for organising the walk and bringing the two hospices together. We look forward to working with St Luke’s again.”
Pam Russell, on behalf of St Luke’s Hospice, added: “We would like to thank James, all the supporters who took part and the Harrow Police cadets who helped to set up at the start and looked after the participants so well.”
Donations to the walk can still be made at http:// uk. virginmoneygiving. com/Hospice2Hospice.