St Elizabeth Hospice's Walk of Thoughts 2012 raised around £10,000

More than 150 walkers braved the wind and rain for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Walk of Thoughts raising around £10,000.

The sixth annual sponsored Walk of Thoughts took place on Sunday 4th March at Felixstowe.
More than 150 people completed the circular six-mile route which started from the Clifflands Car Park, Cliff Road, and went along the beach and the River Deben.

Most walked in memory of friends or relatives – many of whom had been cared for by the Hospice.

Walkers were invited to write the name of their loved one on a pebble, provided by the Hospice.

The Mills family, of Trimley St Mary, carried pebbles for Mrs Mills’ parents, Sam Mills’ cousin Glenn and Alan Mills’ sister Carol (see picture left).

Among the walkers were also the Bunting family (pictured below right) walking in memory of Jonathan, 26, of Felixstowe, who was cared for by the Hospice.

The event raised around £10,000 for the Hospice, which costs £6.6m a
year to provide services free of charge to people in Suffolk living with
a progressive illness and support for their families.

The Southey family, of Framlingham and Peasenhall,  were out in force in memory of Rachel Southey, who was cared for at the Hospice last year (right)

Walk of Thoughts organiser Andrea Chupacova, of St Elizabeth Hospice, said:  “We were delighted with the turn out despite the rainy weather. It showed the commitment of the walkers to their loved ones and the Hospice.
“Thankyou to everyone who supported the event including the many volunteers who helped on the day.”

St Elizabeth Hospice’s next fundraising event is the challenging Great Xscape in April.

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