Hospice director tackles Hadrian’s Wall to raise funds for St Catherine’s
A hospice director has taken on a personal endurance test by hiking the full length of Hadrian’s Wall in further support of the charity.
Lynn Kelly, director of knowledge exchange services at St Catherine’s in Lostock Hall, is used to spreading the word about the vital work of the hospice in her role.
She sees the difference that the charity’s nurses, doctors, family support team and volunteers make to patients and their families, and was keen to use the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
Joined by her husband Alan, Lynn completed the trek in seven days during a week’s holiday in April.
She said: “Hadrian’s Wall was a fantastic experience – it was advertised as being 84 miles from Wallsend to Bowness on Solway, but the pedometer told us we had in fact clocked up 96 miles!
“We learnt quite a few things along the way, such as a good pair of socks is priceless, and a survival pack of plasters for your feet and sweets to keep you going is essential!”
The couple raised £1,023 with Gift Aid, and Lynn added: “The hospice has been helping people in Central Lancashire affected by serious illness enjoy quality of life to the end of life for more than 30 years thanks to the help of supporters and people raising money in many different ways.
“It costs £5.2million each year to run this much-needed and unique service, so I’d like to thank everyone who has sponsored and supported our Hadrian’s Wall challenge.”
- If you would like to sponsor Lynn, please click here.
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