St Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire
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18 May 2017

Daughter to walk in memory of beloved mother in Hospice's Moonlight Walk

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Shirley Miller and her husband Alan Miller

A local woman from Lincoln has signed up to St Barnabas Moonlight Walk in memory of her mum and is hoping to raise £2,000

A local woman will be taking part in St Barnabas Hospice’s Moonlight Walk, which takes place on Saturday 10th June at Yarborough Leisure Centre.

Vanessa Rushby, 47, from Lincoln, is walking in memory of her mum, who was cared for by the local charity.

Vanessa’s mother, Shirley Miller, was cared for at home by the charity’s community nursing team, after spending 13 weeks in their hospice on Nettleham Road in Lincoln. As her condition began to deteriorate, she returned to the hospice where she spent her final days with her family.

Vanessa said: “It is a real honour to be able to raise money in my mum’s memory, she was always such a lovely and bubbly character and I am sure she would have loved an event like Moonlight Walk.

“The care Mum received at St Barnabas was simply amazing, I can’t fault it. The love and care we experienced is something that I will always cherish, they really took the time to look after the whole family.”

The Moonlight Walk is a flagship event for St Barnabas, and features a 10K route around Lincoln. Participants will warm-up at Yarborough Leisure Centre before heading out to the streets of Lincoln and past the Cathedral.

Vanessa said: “I am also taking part in the Colour Dash and doing a skydive and I am hoping to raise £2,000 from all three events. I think Mum would be really proud of all the fundraising I am doing and perhaps a little mad too!”

Registration for the Moonlight Walk, which starts at Yarborough Leisure Centre, Riseholme Road, Lincoln, is £12 for adults and £7 for children (11 – 15).

Adult participants are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £20.17 and children are asked to raise as much as they can.

Participants can register online at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/moonlight17

For more information contact Events Fundraiser, Laura Stones on 01522 559 515 or email laura.stones@stbarnabashospice.co.uk