Well done to 12-year-old Annabel who cycled all the way from her home in St Albans to St Christopher’s in Sydenham in memory of her granny who was looked after here at the hospice. Here is what Annabel had to say about the cycle ride:
“I chose to fundraise for St Christopher’s because my granny stayed there around three years ago. At school we were meant to do something for charity over the Easter holidays and that is what meant that I did the cycle. I thought that what better charity to support than the one that had been so lovely and had treated Granny so well.
The cycle ride was really fun and I didn’t really notice that I was tired because there was lots to see. It was quite hilly but after a while you got used to it and it was always fun finding out that you had reached a place which you remembered from plotting the route! Afterwards we visited the hospice and we had a tour around it. We had some cake as well!!!!
If you haven’t heard of St Christopher’s then I think that you should know that St Christopher’s is a really lovely and warm place. They look after dying people with respect and gives them as much dignity as possible.They have a really nice garden and you can tell that there is a strong sense of community. There are things everywhere which people have done who have stayed at the hospice. When we had a tour I realised that they are so inclusive and they cater for everybody, no matter what they want to do or need. They even have a gym, a salon and a prayer room!”
Annabel managed to raise an incredible £860 from her cycle ride so a huge thank you from everyone here at the hospice!