Walking in the moonlight in Bexleyheath for charity
09:35 13 September 2016
Nearly 150 took part in the walk on Saturday
A walk through the Bexleyheath moonlight has managed to raise more than £5,000 for a local hospice.
Nearly 150 walkers took part in the walk on Saturday to help raise money for Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.
Taking part was Jan Clark, who wore a T-shirt in tribute to her daughter Lucy while taking on the 10km walk, which started and finished at the Broadway Shopping Centre.
Everyone involved lit up the night with a neon-1980s fancy dress theme.
Ms Clark, along with her friends, managed to raise nearly £700.
She described the importance of the hospice, having lost her daughter to cervical cancer in 2013.
She said: “My life will never be the same again, but I want to do everything I can to keep Lucy’s memory alive.
“I want to share her story so that people aren’t afraid of the word ‘hospice’ like I was.
“The hospice is there for anyone who needs it. They will be there for you and your family if you need them. I am so grateful they were there for mine.
“I was pleased to be able to take part in the Moonlit Walk. Everyone was in a good mood so it was a joyous occasion, even though there was a lot of sadness.”
Ms Clark’s daughter, who was from Charlton, had been visited by hospice nurses during her final weeks.
It costs £8million a year to run the hospice’s service.
Sarah O’Halloran, head of income generation, said: “We are so grateful to all of those who help fund the hospice services by taking part in events, sponsorship and other donations. Every penny really does count.”