Croydon’s Nigel Callow takes on his 11th St Christopher’s Hospice sponsored walk

Nigel Callow, 45, from Croydon, is urging hospice supporters to join him at St Christopher’s Bluebell Walk on 29 April, which will be his 11th sponsored walk for the hospice. Nigel’s mum Angela, who has survived three battles with cancer, was supported by the hospice with respite care back in 1999, and since that time, Nigel has taken in part in ten sponsored walks and raised thousands of pounds for the hospice.

Nigel says, “After the way St Christopher’s looked after mum in 1999, I pledged that I would support them for as long as possible.

“I first came into contact with the hospice when my mother, Angela, received respite care at the hospice having been diagnosed with cancer. I was so appreciative of how the staff looked after her, that I wanted to give something back to them. I then saw that there was going to be a Fun Walk and decided that it would be a really great way of raising some money to support St Christopher’s.”  Nigel has supported the biennial Fun Walk ever since, and this year will be taking part in the Bluebell Walk for the hospice.

“I’ll be doing the Bluebell Walk with my Dad, who has joined me for the Fun Walks since 2013. Mum, who has now survived three battles with cancer, will also be there to cheer us on and enjoy the event, which will be a great way for us to all show our support the hospice.”

Anne Nash, Matron at St Christopher’s says, “If you sign-up to the Bluebell walk and do a little bit of fundraising, it means we are able to be there when we are needed for families like Nigel’s, and thousands of others in your local community. Please sign-up today – it’s in a beautiful part of Kent, it’s good exercise, and it helps to keep our hospice running!”

St Christopher’s Bluebell Walk in Cudham sets-off (and finishes) at Cudham Recreation Ground, Cudham Lane South, Kent TN14 7QB. There are refreshment stops along the route, and a choice of three, five, seven and nine miles that are all clearly sign-posted and marshalled. Britain’s iconic bluebells should also be easy to spot.

The event takes place from 9am to 2pm. Children (aged 5 to 11 years) go free. Advanced registration is now closed, but you can still sign up on the day.

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