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Walk for Woking Hospice – 19th June 2015

 

On 19th June 2015, one of W Davies’ secretaries, Trudi Fletcher, took part in the Woking and Sam Beare Hospices Midnight Walk in memory of her father.

We are very proud to support Trudi and the Hospices and congratulate them on the success of the walk and hope that it proves as popular next year. For more information you can find an article from the Surrey Advertiser all about the event, below.

Walk inspired by dad

Both first-time and veteran walkers are gearing up for this year’s Midnight Walk. More than 400 women have already registered to take part in the Woking and Sam Beare Hospice event starting at Mercedes-Benz World on Friday June 19.

One group of regular walkers who will be lighting up the night in their neon T-shirts and glow in the dark accessories is a team called ‘Let’s do this!’. Made up of Trudi Fletcher, her nieces Ellie Kiy and Emily and Katie Tapp, her sister Lisa Kiy, and friend Anna Caffarey, they are all walking in memory of Trudi and Lisa’s father Michael Fletcher who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in April 2004. In February 2005 he was transferred from St Peter’s Hospital, in Chertsey, to Woking Hospice, where he spent his final week being cared for by hospice staff. Trudi said, “I’ll never forget walking through the door at Woking Hospice and thinking this place is a world away from the hospital, my dad is now in safe hands. The staff and nursing team were absolutely amazing and my family and I would never have coped with my father’s palliative care during his last few days without their help. I cannot thank the hospice enough and this is why we have taken part in fundraising events over the years, people need comfort when a loved one is ill and they were there for all of us.”

The group members all live in Woking and have been pounding the streets of Brookwood and Knaphill in training mode with their Midnight Walk neon T-shirts on. Trudi added: “If you see us, please feel free to drop a few pennies in our donation box. Even small pennies can make pounds, which can mean the hospices will be there for other people who need their help.”

Ellie Kiy, who at 11 years old is the youngest member of the team, is able to take part this year as the minimum age requirement has been lowered to 11. She said, “I’ve wanted to do the walk for years, so now that the age requirement has been lowered it’s great that I can finally take part too.”

Although Trudi is no stranger to the Midnight Walk, having taken part in the fundraiser a number of times before, it will be a personal challenge for her after recently undergoing surgery on both knees but she encourages everyone to do all they can to support the hospices to help make a difference.

You can show your support for Trudi’s team by sponsoring them at www.justgiving.com/Trudi-Fletcher2.

The Woking Advertiser is the official media partner of the hospies’ Midnight Walk, which will take place on Friday June 19 starting at 10pm. Walkers need to be aged 11 or over on the event night and registration costs £15.

Registration online at www.wsb-midnightwalk.co.uk or call the fundraising team on 01483 881752 for further information.