Walkers got set to go for North London Hospice
CategoryNorth London Hospice
The sun shone brightly for over 1,000 walkers that took part in this year’s Big Fun Walk, walking seven and a half miles across London in aid of North London Hospice. The Big Fun Walk, the Hospice’s biggest annual fundraiser attracted both young and old with even a number of four-legged companions completing the route. Participants set-off at East Finchley underground station and made their way through many of London’s Royal Parks before being welcomed to the finishing point at Storey’s Gate in Westminster with a whole host of entertainment including a jazz band and much needed refreshments. Janet Roth takes part in the Big Fun Walk every year said: “I’m walking today with my good friends Lilian Cordell, Esther and Rochelle. It means a lot to us to support the Hospice as have all known family or friends that have been cared for by the Hospice and know what wonderful care they provide.” Antoni Dworniak from Leyton added: “North London Hospice is a cause very close to my heart. I have taken part in the Big Fun Walk since 2009. My sister’s mother was cared for by the Hospice, so I am walking in her memory. It’s always so nice every year to be greeted by the registration team, who are such genuine and helpful people.” North London Hospice director of fundraising Robin Langrishe said he was delighted to see so many people take part in the walk and thanked everyone who turned up. He said: “Thanks to everyone who made this event such a great success. On behalf of the Hospice I would like to say a big thank you to all the participants, volunteers, staff and helpers that made this event the success it was.” All money raised will go towards providing speciailist care and support to terminally ill patients and their families in the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. A big thank you to all the following companies who donated food and drink for our walkers: Coca-Cola, Soho Sandwich Company, Reynolds Catering Supplies Ltd and Waitrose Barnet.