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Brenda’s Fun Walk Story

Brenda's husband was cared for by St Christopher's Community Team

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18 March 2019

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Brenda Hay, from Nunhead in Southwark first became aware of St Christopher’s when her husband, James, was referred to the Community Team. James died four years ago from Prostate Cancer and COPD. Brenda who is 85 and a member of our New Horizon Bereavement Group took part in the 2017 Fun Walk to raise vital funds for St Christopher’s and enjoyed it so much that she will be taking part once again this year.

Brenda explained, “St Christopher’s took such wonderful care of James once he was referred to them. They were wonderful when they visited but really went the extra mile for us.”

“We used to spend time a lot of time at our caravan in Sussex and James really wanted to be able to go there before he died but it was challenging because he was on oxygen. St Christopher’s put us in contact with the local hospice near Brighton which made it possible to fulfil that wish for him.”

I have found [the New Horizon Group] so helpful to meet people who are in a similar position to me

“After James died St Christopher’s told me about the New Horizon Group at St Christopher’s. We are a group of twelve people who meet each month who have all experienced bereavement. I have found it so helpful to meet people who are in a similar position to me.”

“With everything St Christopher’s have done for both of us I wanted to find a way of supporting them too and I saw an advert about their Fun Walk and thought that it would be a great way to get involved. So my friend Jane and I took on the three mile walk together dressed as ballerinas. It was so much fun that we will be going back again this year to take part. If you are looking for a way of supporting St Christopher’s, then this is a fantastic way; you’ll absolutely love it and if you have a dog then you can bring them along too.”

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