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Fundraisers prepare for picturesque walk in aid of local hospice

This summer a local woman will be joined by friends and family as she walks 20 miles around Ullswater in memory of her dad, whilst raising money for a local charity.

On Sunday 6 August, Susan Pattinson will be joined by a group of fundraisers as they walk the Ullswater Way in a day. This beautiful challenge will be special for Susan and her fellow fundraisers as they raise money in aid of Eden Valley Hospice in memory of Joe Grinbergs.

Susan explained,

“In September 2016 my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and after a very short battle he died four weeks later. We were fortunate in that there was a bed available for him at the hospice for the last three days of his life. The care he received was incredible. He was treated with dignity, respect and love right up to the end.

“My whole family was welcomed too, we pretty much moved in! We feel so lucky to have had those final few days with him at the hospice, they deserve every bit of money that is raised for them.

“My dad was a keen climber and fell walker. He walked pretty much every route in the Lake District so I thought this was a good way to remember him whilst raising money.”

The beautiful walking route will take the fundraisers through Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Patterdale and Glenridding as well as passing Watermillock Church, Swinburn Park and Aira Force.

Susan continued,

“I am most looking forward to walking among some of the most beautiful surroundings in the world. However, I am not looking forward to the ascent up Gowbarrow Fell towards the end! And if it rains too!”

The money raised by Susan and her fellow fundraisers will help Eden Valley Hospice to provide the highest standards of care, support and activities to adults and children with life limiting illnesses. This care and compassion is extended to all of the patients’ families, friends and carers. If you would like to sponsor Susan please visit her JustGiving page.

Susan added,

“My sister, Helen Tyson, is running the Great North Run in order to raise money for the hospice too!”

Year on year it costs Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw £3.7million to provide care, support and activities to local people with life limiting illnesses. Approximately 28% of the funding is received from the NHS with the remaining £2.7million raised by the kindness, support and generosity of the local community.