Lesley Tilley, Jo Hammond and Nicola Allen took part in a ‘Walk of Hope’ on Saturday 15 September 2018 in support of the Christie charity.
Nicola explained ‘Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who sponsored us. We managed to raise a staggering £1,245 (which included a £375 contribution from Shoosmiths). When we initially decided to take part, we estimated that we would raise around £200, to say we are extremely proud of the total amount is a slight understatement!
We met at 3:30pm along with everyone else who was attending the walk, for a gentle stroll around the beautiful grounds of Tatton Park. Before we commenced two doves were released to symbolise the Walk of Hope. It was a pleasure to walk alongside those people who have battled this disease and come through the other side, together with those who are supporting friends and family dear to them that are still fighting.
As we approached the halfway point we were encouraged to remember family and friends who are still fighting and those who have lost their lives to this terrible disease by writing their names on a stone and in remembrance throwing the stone into the lake before continuing.
We completed our “stroll” in around two hours with encouragement as we crossed the finishing line from everyone who had organised and taken part in the event.
The money raised will go towards the rebuilding of the Paterson Building which was destroyed by fire in 2017. This building is vital as it is the central hub for cancer research. The walk was organised by the Manchester PA Network (a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2011 giving Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants an opportunity to meet, network and develop meaningful long-term professional relationships and friendships) to raise £200k by 2020 for the Christie charity.
Once again, many thanks to those that sponsored us on this very worthy cause.’