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Twilight walk through Gravesend to raise money for ellenor

PUBLISHED: 11:49 04 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:49 04 August 2016

Walking in the twilight for ellenor

Walking in the twilight for ellenor

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The walk takes place on September 16

David on his wedding day wih daughter TracyDavid on his wedding day wih daughter Tracy

Hundreds of people are expected to be walking through the Gravesend twilight next month for a sponsored walk to raise money for local hospice charity, ellenor.

The charity, which provides a range of end-of-life care, is holding the walk on Friday, September 16.

Participants walk through the town, lighting up the evening sky with torches and flashing lights.

More than 500 people are expected to take part in either the 8km or 12km route, which goes directly past ellenor’s Gravesend hospice.

Tracy Down from Cliffe Woods will be walking in memory of her father, who died at ellenor Gravesend in June last year.

The 61-year-old had been rushed to the hospice after he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in the early summer of last year.

Days before entering the hospice, he had asked his long-term partner Sandra, to marry him.

His daughter praised the staff at the hospice.

She said: “The care dad received in the hospice was second to none.

“The nurses made us all feel welcome and truly showed compassion, not only for what my dad was going through, but for all of us too.

“The day after arriving at the hospice, my dad went into rapid decline and the staff managed to pull together an amazing wedding service for him with his close family and friends around him,

“I cannot thank the staff enough for making my dad’s wish come true.”

The charity’s patron, actress Cheryl Fergison, will be cheering on particpants at the event, which starts at the Gravesend cyclopark.

Entry is £15 for adults and £10 for children. To find out more visit www.ellenor.org/events

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