Bridges of London 2017
Our annual Bridges of London sponsored walk took place on Sunday 24th September with 425 walkers striding over 12 bridges including: Albert, Chelsea, Westminster, Tower and London Bridge, to raise money. The walkers came from all over our catchment area, including Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Hertford, Ware, Cheshunt and Bishop’s Stortford.
Fundraising Coordinator, Beth Hardy said “It was a really brilliant day and we are so pleased with the feedback we have had from the hundreds of walkers who took part. It was so positive, and the weather was perfect! We laid on coaches into London from Welwyn Garden City which transported the hundreds of walkers to the capital city. Other participants made their own way there in the morning and met us in Battersea Park. It’s such a scenic route, and went past the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben, The Shard, HMS Belfast and the Tower of London.
We hope to beat the total money raised from last year, which was £40,000. Events like this are only made possible by our supporters and sponsors. We would like to thank Ramblers Worldwide Holidays for sponsoring the event, the Fine Confectionery company for donating sweet bags, Sir Frederic Osborn School for letting us use the school as our start venue, Richard Taylor Travel our coach company, Bronwen Schofield for donating the hamper for a prize as well as Jeremy Waldron and Godfrey Skinner our walk leaders, Lindsey Peters Fitness, Trevor Chamberlain, Keith Palmer our videographer and to all of the Hospice volunteers for giving up their time to help make the day such a success.
Every penny raised in sponsorship really helps. Without it, we could not continue to provide free care to local people who are living with life-limiting conditions. £40,000 could pay for our Hospice at Home nursing for 8 weeks”
If you took part, and still have sponsorship money to send to the Hospice, please do so as soon as you can.”