This time it was ‘Team Marshall’, organised and captained by Ryan Marshall’s wife, Maxine.
A Second Successful Midnight Walk for St Barnabas
Maxine (who walked with the Pembroke Plodders last year), Keith Relf (MD and founder of Pembroke Financial Services), Maxine’s father Mark and her sister Louise (accompanied by friends Chantal and Charis) walked the 13.1 mile route from Durrington down to the seafront then all the way along to Lancing and back again in what was the warmest evening of the summer so far. We were walking in memory of Maxine’s Mum, Georgina, who sadly passed away but who was cared for at home by St Barnabas House when she was very poorly.
To be fair there was a lovely sea breeze and some solid banter which both helped and kept us going through aching, aged hips (mine!) and sore feet.
We started out just before 11pm and got back to the finish line at just before 3am – a tiny bit quicker than last year, fuelled by a plentiful supply of bananas at the watering points along the way!
As a team, can we again say a huge thank you to everyone who supported us for this most worthy of causes.
St Barnabas benefited by over £111,000 on the night and our sponsors this time contributed an amazing £1,100 to the cause.
The first target was £300 but we ended up raising enough to achieve slightly more than the £1,036 which St Barnabas say provides a week’s hospice care at home for a local person.
What was it all for?
Hospice at Home – The Night to Remember raises funds for St Barnabas Hospice at Home service, which was launched in 2012. The service provides hospice care for patients in their own homes. In 2014 St Barnabas launched the Hospice at Home night service, which allows their team to be there throughout the night, often the most difficult time for patients and their families. The aim of the walk is that by joining together to walk in the midnight walk, we can face the night united and show our support to hundreds of local people and families facing life-limiting illness. This service makes a really big difference to the care experience of local people with over 300 patients and their families being cared for every year. The demand for this service within the local community is growing and with your help we can increase our service and reach more local people.
It would be wrong of us to single out contributors to the cause as we received sponsorship from our staff and ex-staff; from their families and loved ones and friends; from our Investment partners who we work with in the course of our business; from Accountants who introduce clients to us; from the lady who cleans our offices and our designer and from our generous clients.
So, thank you again from ’Team Marshall’ – Maxine, Louise and Mark and from me, Keith Relf – well worth the effort… even that last mile, which hurt the most!
… one more for the hat trick??!!