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Sponsored walk will raise money for Gravesend hospice

PUBLISHED: 12:26 29 August 2014

Rosie, Roger and Laura.

Rosie, Roger and Laura.

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A recently bereaved family is calling on others to join them in a sponsored walk.

Julie Crocker, of Riverview Park, Gravesend, will be at the EllinorLions Hospice’s Twilight Walk next month.

Ms Crocker will will be taking part at Gravesend Cyclopark on September 19 with her daughters, Rosie, 20, and 17-year-old Laura Hobson, in memory of dad and grandad Roger Tomlinson.

Roger, who died in July after a four year battle with cancer, was granted his dying wish to spend his final days at home thanks to the help of EllenorLions Hospices.

Ms Crocker, 44, said: “As a family we had a lot of support from EllenorLions Hospices. Dad was determined to die in the comfort of his own home. When he was fearful the nurses reassured him and they helped us to care for him. We knew we could call on them at any time, even if late at night.

“We’re so grateful for what they did and by taking part in Twilight Walk we will be able to raise money to help the charity care for other families like us living locally. We really hope lots of other people will join ‘Team Roger’ in support of this fantastic local charity.”

Walkers will have the choice of doing laps of the Cyclopark or heading out through Gravesend for an 8km circular walk.

Events Manager Emma Whittington said: “We’re hoping for plenty of flashing lights, fancy dress, feather bowers, tutus, glitz, glamour, camaraderie and laughter.”

Entry will be £15 and walkers will also receive a goody bag and lots of treats along the route.

Registration on the night will be £20.

To sign up for your place please register online at ellenorlions.org or call Emma or Hayley from the Events Team on 01322 626506. To sponsor ‘Team Roger’ visit justgiving.com/Julie-Hobson1

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