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Father’s care inspires family’s charity walk

  • Published date
    05/04/2013
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

A family of eleven will be pounding the pavements of London raise money for a charity close to their hearts. Larraine Wolman, 58, will be taking part in the Big Fun Walk on Sunday 7 April along with her nearest and dearest to raise money for North London Hospice. The hospice, in Woodside Avenue, cared for her father Tony Davis in the last few weeks of his life and the family are hoping to raise as much money as they can to go towards the specialist care the charity provides. Larraine, of Edgware, said: “Dad spent around 16 weeks at the Hospice in 2011. The staff and volunteers were absolutely wonderful. They were angels. “When dad first arrived at the in-patient unit his health actually improved because of the love and care he was given. We are so grateful for everything they did for our family. It is our turn now to support them.” Larraine will complete the seven-and-a-half mile walk, starting from East Finchley underground station with her sister Sandy, their husbands Stuart and Richard, children and close family. About 1,500 people will set off from East Finchley Underground station before covering a route that takes them through Highgate Wood, Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath, Regents Park, Hyde Park and finally Storey’s Gate, off St James’ Park, in Westminster. Larraine added: “North London Hospice must not be thought of as a sad place. They did everything possible to give our family positive memories. Mum and dad even celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party in the hospice. “The Big Fun Walk is a great family day out. You get chatting to lots of other participants along route and hear of the touching reasons why they are taking part. “The views of London are wonderful. It’s just an enjoyable day from start to finish.”

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