Local lady set to tackle Moonlight Walk Stamford in memory of her mum

16th August 2018

A lady from Deeping St James will take part in 10k Moonlight Walk

A lady from Deeping St James will take part in 10k Moonlight Walk in memory of her mum

Rachel White, a 50-year-old from Deeping St James, will be taking part in this year’s Moonlight Walk Stamford to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice. She will be walking in memory of her mum, Patricia Austin.

The Moonlight Walk will take place on Saturday 15th September with doors opening at 8pm and the walk setting off at 10pm. It is a 10km walk around Stamford, beginning and ending at Borderville Sports Centre on Ryhall Road.

Patricia spent around three weeks in the care of the St Barnabas Bourne Hospice at Home team in September 2017, following her diagnosis of advanced sarcoma.

Rachel said:

“The care Mum received from St Barnabas was fantastic. The Hospice at Home team considered how she was each day, and only did what she wanted doing. They were also very supportive of Dad and I, and kept us informed all the time.

“A memory that stands out was seeing one of the nurses putting Mum’s face cream on. They didn’t just rub it in, they actually gave her a little massage which was so caring.

“One day they brought in a special cap so Mum could have her hair washed properly. Although she didn’t have much hair, it was important to her that it always looked nice.”

Rachel will be taking part in the Moonlight Walk with her husband, Neville, and daughter, Sophie. In January 2018, she also volunteered for St Barnabas by delivering leaflets about the Christmas Tree-cycle campaign. Additionally, she arranged to have a collection at her Mum’s funeral for the Hospice. You can sponsor Rachel by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Rachel-White-PMA

Amelia Mochan, Events Fundraiser at St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“Rachel is a wonderful lady, and I’ve welcomed the support she has been able to give to the Tree-cycle campaign, as well as helping distribute leaflets for the upcoming Moonlight Walk. We are very proud to have people like Rachel and her family walking shoulder-to-shoulder with us in memory of loved ones. It isn’t too late for others to sign-up and join us too!”

Tickets for the Moonlight Walk Stamford cost £15 for adults (age 16+) and £10 for children (age 11-15). Sign up at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/moonlightstamford18 or call 01522 540 300 for more information.

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