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Mum and daughter put best foot forward in memory of loved one

  • Published date
    14/08/2017
  • Author
    North London Hospice
  • Category
    None

Kay and her mum Kathy decided they wanted to give something back to North London Hospice to say thank you for the wonderful care and support Kay’s stepdad and Kathy’s husband Bert received at home by the Hospice community team.

Why did you decide to take part in a walk for the Hospice?

In his final weeks Bert was offered a place at the inpatient unit at North London Hospice in Finchley, but Bert together with his family decided that the best place was for him was to stay at home and cared for by the community team at North London Hospice. Even though Bert didn’t come to the Hospice, the support we received as a family means so much to us, it was almost like a having a hand to hold in a very difficult situation

 What made you choose that particular walk?

My mum and I decided to do this walk to remember my step dad – Bert, as it was approaching his one year anniversary of his passing and we wanted to keep busy and remember him. Planning the walk enabled us to talk about Bert and keep us all from feeling too upset. It was a walk that my mum and Bert used to do a lot and sometimes we all used to take part too. It was a nice way to remember him whilst also doing a good deed.

How did you get support from others and donations?

We put up posters from our fundraising packs at work, to let our colleagues know what we were doing.

We also set up a just giving page and which explained what we were doing and why.

 How did you find taking part in the walk?

On the day of the walk it was hot, so we made sure we were prepared for the weather with plenty of fluids and sun cream. We started out about 9am and thought we would finish around 1pm but it was nearer 2pm. We tried to keep going without stopping only to take photos, a toilet break and a much needed ice cream for my sister and her two children, who met us on route and walked with us for the middle part of the journey . My other sister and her dog met us for the final couple of miles and my aunt also met us at the finishing post. It was really nice to have familiar faces on route it definitely spurred us on. I was surprised my feet didn’t hurt at the end but my back and thighs were more painful. It took a couple of days to recover but all worth it.

We have spoken about doing the same walk So we will probably make it an annual event and couple of friends say they may join us next time .

Mum and daughter put best foot forward in memory of loved one

 

Kay and her mum Kathy decided they wanted to give something back to North London Hospice to say thank you for the wonderful care and support Kay’s stepdad and Kathy’s husband Bert received at home by the Hospice community team.

 

Why did you decide to take part in a walk for the Hospice?

In his final weeks Bert was offered a place at the inpatient unit at North London Hospice in Finchley, but Bert together with his family decided that the best place was for him was to stay at home and cared for by the community team at North London Hospice. Even though Bert didn’t come to the Hospice, the support we received as a family means so much to us, it was almost like a having a hand to hold in a very difficult situation

 

What made you choose that particular walk?

My mum and I decided to do this walk to remember my step dad – Bert, as it was approaching his one year anniversary of his passing and we wanted to keep busy and remember him. Planning the walk enabled us to talk about Bert and keep us all from feeling too upset. It was a walk that my mum and Bert used to do a lot and sometimes we all used to take part too. It was a nice way to remember him whilst also doing a good deed.

 

How did you get support from others and donations?

We put up posters from our fundraising packs at work, to let our colleagues know what we were doing.

We also set up a just giving page and which explained what we were doing and why.

 

How did you find taking part in the walk?

On the day of the walk it was hot, so we made sure we were prepared for the weather with plenty of fluids and sun cream. We started out about 9am and thought we would finish around 1pm but it was nearer 2pm. We tried to keep going without stopping only to take photos, a toilet break and a much needed ice cream for my sister and her two children, who met us on route and walked with us for the middle part of the journey . My other sister and her dog met us for the final couple of miles and my aunt also met us at the finishing post. It was really nice to have familiar faces on route it definitely spurred us on. I was surprised my feet didn’t hurt at the end but my back and thighs were more painful. It took a couple of days to recover but all worth it.

We have spoken about doing the same walk So we will probably make it an annual event and couple of friends say they may join us next time .

 

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