A FAMILY are completing a ten mile walk next week for St Luke’s Hospice in Basildon to show their gratitude for the care the Hospice showed a dear loved one of theirs in her last few days.
The Just Giving page, hosted by Kelly Magnus, which can be accessed here, has raised nearly £5000 for the Hospice.
The Just Giving page reads as follows: “We have all recently found ourselves in very strange times and we know so many of us have been trying to support our wonderful NHS in the very best we way can.
“We have decided to try to raise some funds for St Luke’s hospice which is a cause so personally close to our hearts. Courtney’s mum, Lisa, Antoinette’s sister, was cared for by St Luke’s and we are so grateful for their unwavering compassions and kindness during the last few days of Lisa’s life.”
The family also took the chance on their page to speak about about the stress the Covid-19 crisis has put on the funding of St Luke’s, making fundraising events like their ten mile walk all the more important.
“Because of the current crisis, St Luke’s are losing out on all the fundraising they rely upon so heavily, including events like the London and Brighton marathons, and they receive no other government funding. Kelly received an email from them explaining how desperate they are for funds and in fact, they are in danger of losing up to £230,000 over the next few months.
“So…we are going to accept the challenge of walking 10 miles on 12th May! We know how many people’s livelihoods have been affected recently and so would be genuinely grateful for any donation whatsoever, whatever you can afford – large or small.
“It would mean so much to us be able to make just a small difference to this fantastic place which is struggling to support patients and their families at the very worst time of their lives.
“Thank you from Kelly, Courtney and Antoinette.& Maryann
“Love and stay safe x”
Earlier today (Wednesday 6 May), YourThurrock brought you the story of Ewan Lloyd, who has completed a ten mile walk and tree climb in order to raise money for St Luke’s as a way to honour his Great Nan who is currently being cared at the Hospice.
Read Ewan’s story by clicking here.
Looking for ways to fundraise from home? Head over to http:s//stlukeshospice.com/fundraise-at-home for inspiration.