Home Instead Senior Care business owner Clare Jefferies and a 29-strong team of friends calling themselves ‘Angels and Divas’ have raised almost £10,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity by taking part in the recent 14-mile Marsden March (27th March 2011).
Clare, who runs the Wimbledon & Kingston office of the at-home care company, said that everyone in the team had been touched by cancer in their lives whether through a friend, loved one or colleague and they were all pleased to be supporting the hospital’s fantastic work helping people with cancer.
One member of the team, who is currently undergoing intensive chemotherapy for breast cancer, joined the walkers to complete the final mile. Clare said: “Having Virginia alongside us really made it all the more poignant. Her bravery is an inspiration to us all and we were spurred on by her presence to make it over the finish line.”
The Marsden March is a 14-mile walk from the Royal Marsden Hospital in Fulham to its sister hospital in Sutton, Surrey. The walk was organised to raise money for the wonderful Royal Marsden Hospital and Cancer Charity. The money will be spent on research for cures, equipment, palliative care and their latest appeal - A Centre for Children and Young People at Marsden Sutton.
For more information about the services provide by Home Instead Senior Care, Wimbledon & Kingston call 0208 942 4137 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/wimbledonandkingston
Photo Caption: ‘Angels and Divas’ raise funds for cancer charity