Caregivers hope the light shines brightly for charity

Two Caregivers from Sheffield at-home care company, Home Instead, are putting their best feet forward and stepping out on a five kilometre walk for charity.

Amy Stanforth and Lyndsay Matthewson will be going through their paces in the Starlight Walk on May 21st.

The walk is in aid of St Luke’s, the Sheffield Hospice which gives respite care to one of Amy and Lindsey’s clients - cancer patient Sylvia Levitt from Sheffield.

The hospice celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and needs to raise more than £4 million to continue helping people with incurable illnesses.

“Sylvia has such a positive outlook and is such a lovely lady and knowing we’re doing this walk has made her even more positive,” said Amy, who has been looking after client, Sylvia Levitt and her husband, David, for three years. 

“We’re delighted to be doing this for her and so pleased to be raising money for the hospice.”

Amy, a keen horse rider who has worked for Home Instead for the last three years, is hoping to raise around £150 from the walk. Colleague, Lindsey, is hoping to raise a similar amount and both have enlisted friends to help them out and take part.

The walk starts at 8.45 pm and takes starts at Endcliffe Park and goes to Forge Dam and back through parks and woodland.
Home Instead’s service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, medication reminders, shopping and errands to personal care. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information, please contact Home Instead on 0114 246 9666 or visit