Upgrade to Chrome Upgrade to Firefox Upgrade to Internet Explorer Upgrade to Safari

3 Local ladies walk a marathon in support of City Hospice

Julia Bakshi and Julie Johnson  together with their friend Charlotte Court decided to do a ‘Sunrise Walk’ covering the distance of a marathon – 26.2 miles. As existing supporters and active fundraisers for our charity they decided to create their own ‘Sunrise walk’ to help raise vital funds for City Hospice and 2 other great charities.

Julia and Julie are part of the team trekking the Great Wall of China for City Hospice in March 2021 and have kick started their fundraising by completing their marathon walk.

Julia told us:

We were supposed to be in London doing the moonwalk. But like most fundraising events it was cancelled. So with China being postponed until March 2021 and our training in full swing we decided to do the marathon combining our efforts for three causes. These are City Hospice, Breast Cancer and feed the key workers . We set off at 4.45am and took on the challenge of walking 26.2 miles.

We walked with social distancing in mind for ourselves and other walkers, runners and bikers. Our other half’s met us enroute and fed us chocolate and water!  Friends FaceTimed us throughout our walk, which was invaluable. Without this support I’m sure it would have been more challenging. It was fun, amazing & awesome.

Daisy Magill, Fundraising Officer said

Great Wall of China Trek takes place 16 Oct - 24 Oct 2020

“Congratulations to Julia, Julie and Charlotte. What a great initiative to raise funds for City Hospice during this time and to support the overseas trek next year. We are so grateful for your support”

Sponsor Julia and Julie here 


For further information about the Great Wall of China Trek click here 

Or you can email Daisy here 

How to Get Involved

There are plenty of great ways to get involved and help raise money for City Hospice. Any funds raised have a massive impact on our charity and we're so grateful to all those who give up their time for us.



Volunteering is for everyone and we're sure to have a role that will be of interest to you.

Volunteer with us


Whether you bake a cake or run a half marathon, every pound you raise will help us ensure we can keep being there for patients and their families throughout Cardiff.

Fundraise for City Hospice


Your donation can help us continue to care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Cardiff.

Make a donation

Other great ways to get involved: Platinum Pledge Gift in Your Will