BIG Big Walkies - fundraiser for Hospice UK in memory of Scott.
Sunday 17th May, 1pm.
Meeting at Hemingford Meadows also known as Dolphin Field. The walk takes around 60 minutes.
Suggested donation of £1 a hound.
ALL monies raised will be donated to Hospice UK.
Location: Hemingford Meadow, St Ives. To locate is pop the Dolphin Hotel postcode into your satnav and you'll get there! £1 parking in the hotel carpark, or free parking on the bridge leading up to the hotel. Dolphin Hotel, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EP.
Why Hospice UK?
Molly the collie's mum, Debbie, is raising money for Hospice UK. So is her daughter Cathy - who's just completed the London Marathon!
***Message from Cathy***
"I recently ran the London marathon for Hospice UK and the last time I ran, I ran for Chelsey this time I am ran for Scott.
Scott was a amazing young man with an awesome personality who was very special to me and I feel honoured and privileged to have been part of his life. I want to raise as much as possible in his memory
My first real introduction to hospices came from a wonderful little lady called Chelsey, she was a special little girl and she touched the hearts of all who knew her. She passed away in our local children's hospice in 2011. More recently I have witnessed their work again with an incredible young man, Scott. Scott used the same hospice as Chelsey while he was alive, he loved his respite breaks there but sadly he passed away there last summer.
Hospices across the country do wonderful amazing work and at some point in our lives most of us will be touched by their services in one way or another. Hospices look after not only the sick person but also their whole family and they need to raise £1.8 MILLION pounds a day to run, that is a huge HUGE amount of money, each hospice out there needs to raise £9000 a DAY. £9000! To try to help just a little bit I am pledging to raise £2000 by pounding the streets of London on marathon day."
Scott's mum Zoe is helping us with the fund raising and is hoping to travel down on Sunday to see Cathy run (she has provided us with the photos), as you can probably see from the photos Scott was profoundly disabled but he was a very happy and loving young man. Cathy had known him since he was about 5, had worked with him in school since 2007 and had been his carer at home for the last 3 years.
We are still a long way from our target, we've £500 on her Just Giving page and about another £500 off line and we have our eBay auction for a weekend break which is currently sitting at £250 and we are very grateful for every single penny we can raise. We have until June to get to her target. She's sent cakes into her boyfriends work place today which he is going to sell for her.
Debbie and Cathy