Fundraising fun walk to raise funds for Sydenham’s St Christopher’s Hospice

Katherine Johnston (14 May, 2021)

'The response to these tough times at the hospice has been nothing short of heroic'

44418St Christopher's fun walk

A sponsored fun walk will raise funds for Sydenham’s St Christopher’s Hospice this September.

It will be one of the first in-person events to take places since the pandemic saw nearly all of the charity’s fundraising activities cancelled and moved online due to COVID-19.

“This past year has been incredibly hard”, says Anne Nash, a consultant nurse who has overseen care for patients from across south London at the hospice for more than 30 years.

She is asking supporters to take part in the walk in Bromley’s Keston Common on September 19, 2021.

“This year has been so tough for the people we care for who haven’t been able to see family, tough for the staff on our wards and visiting homes to look after patients with COVID-19, and tough for isolated members of our community who were cut off from the world as we went into each lockdown. We have also been caring for more people than ever before.

“However, I’m so proud because the response to these tough times at the hospice has been nothing short of heroic. 

“From the nurses and doctors who go above and beyond to ensure we can continue caring for our patients and their families, to our supporters and volunteers who have found creative ways to reach out to those most in need. 

“We came together as a community when it mattered most and the response, including messages of support and donations of supplies from the public, was truly overwhelming.

“After this last year, I think everyone has a stronger appreciation of the importance of first-rate care and support at the end of life, so if you can, please take this opportunity to become a hospice hero too. 

“Help us raise the funds that mean we can be ready to help your family, friends and neighbours whenever they need it.”

St Christopher’s Fun Walk offers four different walking routes (3, 5, 8 or 11 miles) starting and finishing at Keston Common, Bromley on Sunday September 19, 2021. 

Registration before June 30 is £10 for adults, £4.99 for young adults, and free for under 12s. 

Safety measures will be in place to ensure that the event is safe for everyone, including staggered arrival times and contactless registration.

 Visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/fun21 for further information and to register.

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