St. Christopher's Fun Walk, 2015

Published: 22/05/2019

One sunny Sunday in May, a specially-selected team of seasoned ramblers were parachuted in to represent Bluebird Care (Bromley) at the annual St Christopher’s Hospice “Fun Walk” around Keston Common…

The St Christopher’s Hospice "Fun Walk" aims to raise money to contribute to the care costs of terminally-ill people who choose spend their remaining days at home.

A well-worthy cause and one close to our hearts, this was definitely an event for us to take part in!

3,000 walkers and dogs took part - the biggest ever turnout to an incredibly sunny Keston Common! £165,000 was pledged in advance and the charity hoped to hit their £200,000 target when all donations were finally received for this amazing event, now in its 25th year!

It was an enjoyable afternoon, the sun was out to support us and we were rewarded afterwards with hard-earned shandies and sausages! 

Special thanks to Amanda for arranging our participation and to Carley, Jo, Karen, Keith, Lauren, Olga, Shireen & Yasmin for giving up your time on a glorious weekend!

If you would like to be involved in our next charity event, or have any ideas for future events for us, please get in touch!

St Christopher’s was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders to provide and promote care of the highest quality for dying people. St Christopher’s vision is based on Dame Cicely’s belief that compassionate care embraces emotional, spiritual and practical support as well as pain and symptom control. St Christopher’s services extend to family and loved ones, both during the illness and in bereavement.

Today St Christopher's cares for over 2,500 dying people each year with 750 patients being cared for in their own homes on any given day.  St Christopher’s serves an ethnically and socially diverse area of London, covering Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Croydon, and Bromley. St Christopher’s education services benefit healthcare professionals worldwide.

You can find out more about St. Christoper's Hospice here.

The winning team!