Charity walkers raise thousands

Instead of all walking the same route together, participants of My Big Fun Walk were encouraged to pick their own routes
Instead of all walking the same route together, participants of My Big Fun Walk were encouraged to pick their own routes

Alison Moore from North London Hospice thanks all those who took part in the charity’s annual fundraising walk

Our big annual fundraiser, Big Fun Walk, was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic – but 900 people refused to be beaten and still raised more than £50,000 to support patient care at North London Hospice.

Hospice supporters took up our alternative ‘My Big Fun Walk’ challenge to walk 8.5 miles in their own local community – instead of the usual route from East Finchley to Westminster. Donning our green T-shirts and walking in memory of loved ones that have been cared for by North London Hospice, they walked to support end-of-life patient care in their community.

My Big Fun Walk, taking place on the weekend of 12/13th September, saw hundreds of people – from under-fives to over-80s – step out with friends and family throughout Barnet, Enfield and Haringey to complete a route equal to that of the annual Big Fun Walk. Their fundraising efforts have made a big contribution towards the running of services that provide care to 2,600 terminally ill people and their families each year.

Our director of fundraising, Robin Langrishe, praised the efforts of supporters and said: “With our spring and summer fundraising events programme cancelled this year and our shops closed for months, it’s been a huge challenge to continue to provide income for the hospice. So, we are delighted that so many supporters decided to walk for us.

“They’ve exceeded our expectations with their fundraising efforts and we are so grateful for their continued support at a time which we know is financially challenging for many people.”

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