Published on: Wednesday 16 Aug 2023 at 12:53
St Clare Hospice is inviting you to remember your loved ones and celebrate their lives at their fifth annual 5k sponsored walk on Sunday 17th September 2023.
Walking in Memory is St Clare’s flagship fundraising event, where we come together with local people and families to take part in a 5k walk in honour of a loved one. Starting from St Clare Hospice, walkers take a stunning route through the picturesque local Hastingwood countryside, meeting back at the Hospice for a BBQ.
Chloe Barnett from Harlow and her family are joining the St Clare Walking in Memory event after her mum Patricia was cared for by the Hospice, Chloe shares her story.
“After seeing Walking in Memory advertised on Facebook my family and I applied to take part as we wanted to raise money for St Clare Hospice to be able to give back for the amazing work they did for us as a family when caring for my mum.”
“St Clare makes the hardest of times that little bit easier.”
“St Clare Hospice was first suggested when mum started needing extra support at home. The Hospice at Home came in daily and helped with personal care. The nurses were happy to come as many times as needed throughout the day and this made a huge difference to us as a family during this difficult time. It came to a point when mum felt she wanted to go into the hospice to be cared for as she felt the end of her life was nearing. I didn’t know much about St Clare Hospice at all, I certainly didn’t realise the amazing work they do for both families and patients.”
“I personally hadn’t ever been to the hospice before. Mum had previously been in to St Clare to visit her sister a few years ago. After her previous experience and seeing the care provided she made the decision she wanted to come in to be cared for.”
“Like a lot of people, I assumed the hospice was just for end-of-life care, but they offer so many other services. I always thought of hospices as quite a dreary, daunting place however St Clare Hospice is far from that.”
“Although we knew we were visiting the hospice for a horrible reason, we all felt relaxed and at ease from the moment we arrived. I was expecting the hospice to be more like a hospital, but it had such a homely feel.”
“My perception of hospices has totally changed, St Clare is such a warm and welcoming place.”
“Every member of staff provided exceptional care, not only for my mum, but for us as a family. Nothing was ever too much trouble, they continually checked in on us to make sure everything was OK, through-out the day and night and we never felt alone. Since my mums passing, St Clare have offered many different services to help us deal with grief.”
“I can’t put into words how much St Clare Hospice helped us as a family through the hardest time of our lives. I am looking forward to raising money by taking part in Walking in Memory. We will be walking as a family to remember my lovely mum and raise funds for the hospice. Having access to care offered by the hospice made the hardest of times that little bit easier.”
Join St Clare on Sunday 17th September this year, remember a loved one and help raise money for your local hospice St Clare Hospice so they can continue to provide care when people need them the most.
Entry is just £15 per adult and £5 per child. It includes:
- A keepsake heart for all walkers
- BBQ bap (vegan options available)
- Raise sponsorship to receive a St Clare t-shirt!
Where: St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, CM17 9JX
When: Sunday 17th September 2023, from 10am – 2pm with the walk setting off at 11am.
To sign up for Walking in Memory, click the button below.
For more information on taking part in Walking in Memory, please contact the Fundraising team on 01279 773750 or email email@example.com