A Hartlepool man is undertaking a walking challenge to raise funds for Alice House and Brain Tumour Research, in tribute to family members and friends
Mally Day is walking a 35 mile route along the River Wear from Wearmouth on the coast, up to Stanhope in the heart of Weardale, whilst raising sponsorship to be split between the two charities.
A local unit of Brownies and Guides held its first fundraising event for Alice House, enabling members to obtain the Charity Badge and completed a Skill Builder as part of the Guide programme.
The 10th Stranton Guides and 2nd Brownies, based in St Matthew’s Community Centre on Elwick Road nominated the Hospice as their chosen charity and met with staff members Greg Hildreth and Janice Forbes who delivered a talk on the work of Alice House and how funds are raised. Some of the Guides have family members who have received support from the Hospice.
A craft project 46 years in the making was completed recently, resulting in a beautiful patchwork quilt and a donation to Alice House Hospice.
Judith Rees, who is from Leeds but lives in Greatham started work on the quilt in 1977 as a student nurse at Leighton Hospital in Cheshire.
Local man, John Fowler has organised his own fundraising walk in memory of his best friend Stuart Luck, in aid of Alice House Hospice.
On Sunday 23 April, John will walk from The Suit Direct Stadium, home of Hartlepool United to Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium. He will be completing the tribute walk with his youngest daughter Sophie.
Hartlepool dad and husband Jeremy Lakey was cared for in Alice House.
His wife Hannah and daughter Martha told us Jeremy’s story and all about how they – along with friends and family – support the Hospice in his memory.