A unique, skyline-spectacular sponsored walk through Greenwich and Blackheath to support South East London`s two hospices promises a night to remember on Saturday 28 September 2019. With selfie-spot views over the capital worthy of any Instagram feed, the Twilight Walk hopes to raise thousands of pounds for good neighbours St Christopher’s Hospice and Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.
New for this year, 2019’s route has been adapted to include even more iconic London vistas, including Royal Greenwich Park, the Old Royal Naval College and the Cutty Sark, just as the sun sets over the city. Starting on the north-side of Blackheath Common, the walk finishes on the south-side of the common, just minutes from Blackheath`s bars and restaurants where fundraisers can choose to spend the rest of their Saturday night, celebrating their achievements!
Sisters Lisa Mahoney, 48, and Jane Poole, 51, took part in the first Twilight Walk last year and said that it was a ‘brilliant evening that just felt right’. They walked to fundraise for their local hospice on the anniversary of the day that their mum, Maureen Mahoney from Lewisham, died under hospice care in 2017 aged 75.
Lisa, comments, “Obviously it was so sad when mum died and it still hurts to this day, but we could not have wished for anything more; the support we were given was so important. For example mum adored the sun and one day it was so beautiful outside and we said to the nurse that we wished mum could enjoy it more and she just said ‘well let’s go then’ and just like that they organised for mum to be taken to the garden. It was wonderful.”
“When we first heard about the Twilight Walk we were excited to take part and wanted to raise £200. In the end, we raised over £3,000, which is more than we ever hoped for when we started”.
The route is a perfect intersection of the two South East London areas that St Christopher’s Hospice and Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice serve, bringing friends, neighbours, and communities together to celebrate and support vital hospice work, helping people and families at the end of life and into bereavement.
This year’s Twilight Walk is kindly sponsored by Grant Saw solicitors. Further information can be found atwww.stchristophers.org.uk/twilightwalk
Photo: From left Lisa, Sue, Jane and Chrissi enjoying a spectacular evening in Greenwich and walking in memory of Maureen Mahoney at 2018’s Twilight Walk.