This September, City Hospice is encouraging people to light up the night sky for their loved ones by joining their annual Sparkle Walk.
City Hospice’s Sparkle Walk will return for its fourth year on Friday 29th September. Participants will walk a 10km route, sparkling all the way from Insole Court, Llandaff to City Hospice, Whitchurch and back.
Among those taking part is Beth who is walking in memory of her husband, Pete who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2018 and sadly passed away in April 2023. City Hospice supported Pete with specialist palliative care towards the end of his illness.
Beth told us,
“When we found out Pete’s illness was terminal, he owned his journey as much as he could and did everything he could to live. We went on loads of once in a lifetime holidays whilst he was receiving treatment including Disneyland Florida and Lapland.
When Pete’s treatment finished, City Hospice led his care and supported his needs and wishes to stay at home. They were always amazing at treating Pete like a person who could, and should, have as much control as he could about his life and death.
The support during Pete’s illness and after has been invaluable. They’ve supported my children with bereavement at their school and I will soon be starting my bereavement counselling.
Sparkle Walk is an opportunity for us as a family to remember Pete and give something back to the amazing support City Hospice provides. We set up a JustGiving page and we are already blown away with the amount of donations we’ve received. It will be such a special evening for my children to walk in memory of their dad all whilst raising vital funds”.
Every pound raised by participants will go further thanks to The Waterloo Foundation, which has pledged to match fund every £1 raised up to a total of £15,000.
The funds raised by the Sparkle Walk will support the work of City Hospice, the only provider of home-based specialist palliative care in the capital. In addition to providing care and services including welfare advice and complementary therapies to patients with terminal or life limiting illnesses, the charity offers counselling and support services for their patients’ families.
Our Fundraising and Events Manager, Mac Smith said:
“In addition to taking part in City Hospice’s Sparkle Walk, Beth and her family have raised an incredible amount so far and we are so grateful for all the support. Thank you once again for sharing your story with us and we look forward to meeting you in just a few weeks!”.
If you would like to support Beth’s Sparkle Walk challenge click here.
For more information about our Sparkle Walk event click here.