Sunday, August 15, 2010

A midnight walk from Yorkshire to Lincolnshire - and back again for Marie Curie

Last night it was a great pleasure to be part of a 130 + group taking part in the Marie Curie Humber Bridge Midnight Walk. Walking over the bridge to North Lincolnshire and then turning back to return to Yorkshire 1 hour and 8 minutes later, a distance of approx 4 miles.

It was fantastic that we raised over £6,000 for Marie Curie, which will enable Marie Curie Nurses in our area to provide one-to-one nursing care to terminally ill cancer patients at home. The nurses also give emotional support and advice to family members and friends at this very difficult time. Although the service is provided free of charge to the patient and family, it costs £20 for one hour of Marie Curie nursing care, or £180 for a full shift.

Many thanks to all those who sponsored not just me, but all the walkers prior to the event – If you were not able to sponsor - there is good news. The opportunity to give money is not lost until the end of the month, therefore anyone who wishes to contribute please get in touch.

I must mention one very special lady – Pauline Hornsey (pictured) not just for inviting me to join - but more importantly all the work she does for Marie Curie.

Thanks also to North Cave Parish Council Chairman Steve Skipsea for ensuring that I turned up by driving me to the event, and welcoming me back to Yorkshire with a cold beer!

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