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Walkers get into the 80’s groove for the Hospice

  • Published date
    22/09/2014
  • Author
    NLH Admin
  • Category
    North London Hospice

Walkers were clad in their finest 80’s gear on Saturday 13 September to raise funds for North London Hospice. Around 80 people, completed the seven-mile Twilight Walk in and around Finchley for the Hospice, which cares for terminally ill people. Joanne Marsh took part in the walk with her group of friends called ‘Wendy’s Wanderers’. Joanne lost her father to cancer 31 years ago, she decided to take part in the walk to support the sterling work the Hospice does, Joanne said: “At the time my father passed away we were not aware of the amazing work of North London Hospice. Had we known of the superb care terminally ill people receive via hospices, it would have made a very difficult time for us less painful. “We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening trekking the streets, with many supportive hoots from passing cars. We finished back at the Rugby Club in roughly 2 hours for a much needed glass of wine or two. We had a few stiff joints on Sunday morning, but that hasn’t put us off. We are all looking forward to taking part again next year.” Participants started the walk off with an energetic warm up by yoga instructors from North London Yoga Studio. Walkers then headed off from Finchley Rugby Club in Summers Lane towards East Finchley, up East End Road, along Regent’s Park Road before passing North London Hospice, in Woodside Avenue and heading back to the club. Hospice community fundraiser Tracy Annunziato said: “We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the walkers. Everyone there set out to have fun and support their local hospice. “We wish to thank every walker, volunteer and marshal for making it such an enjoyable event. We hope to have raised around £10,000 from the event which will go to funding the care we provide.”    

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