Thames Valley Hospice Sponsored Walk

June 19th, 2013

On Saturday 15th June, Jill Palmer Funeral Arranger for Lodge Brothers in Windsor, took part in a 6.5 mile sponsored walk in aid of the Thames Valley Hospice.

Approximately 100 people took part, with a good mix of young and old. Most people had a story to tell about their reasons for participating – most seemed to have a personal connection with cancer and reflected on the impact it had on their lives.

Jill walked in memory of her two brothers, who both died of cancer in childhood.

She explained, “For me, the memory of Christopher and Antony are still as vivid as ever.  It is really good to see how families now have more opportunity to make a difference with events such as these.  I’m pleased that survival rates are better than ever, and the palliative care offered by the hospice movement is making a real difference to the lives of so many.”

“Despite their sad circumstances, family members were able to show a great deal of positivity, which is a great motivator to anyone who is currently dealing with the disease.”

Jill raised a total of £80 for the hospice.