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South Woodford Star Walkers support hospice with energetic 10k night walk

PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:35 25 September 2018

L-R: (back) - Stuart Green (Amanda’s husband), Howard Bennett (her dad), Matt Green (her son), Fin Gentle. L-R: (front) - Jo Baker, Amanda Green and  Chris Gentle.

L-R: (back) - Stuart Green (Amanda’s husband), Howard Bennett (her dad), Matt Green (her son), Fin Gentle. L-R: (front) - Jo Baker, Amanda Green and Chris Gentle.

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Volunteers from South Woodford donned their t-shirts, trainers, and tiaras to take part in a 10k night walk for people in need of a charity’s specialist end of life care services.

Saint Francis Hospice in Havering-atte-Bower held their annual Star Walk around Romford on Saturday, September 22.

The Only Way is Essex star Georgia Kousoulou and her personal trainer Danny-Lee Finch, director of VIP HQ Essex helped the hospice’s supporters warm up for the trek.

Residents begin the Star Walk for Saint Francis Hospice on Saturday, September 22.Residents begin the Star Walk for Saint Francis Hospice on Saturday, September 22.

Salli Hope Bennett who spent the last weeks of her life at the Hospice and her husband Howard and her daughter Amanda Green took part in her memory.

Their team name was Walking with Hope and they were joined by Amanda’s husband Stuart, son Matt and her friends Jo Baker and Chris Gentle and Chris’ son Finlay.

“I loved being part of the Saint Francis Hospice Star Walk for the second time,” said, Amanda from South Woodford.

“There was a great uplifting atmosphere even on a drizzly, chilly night.

“It was wonderful to be able to fundraise and give back for the amazing care my mum was given.

“Thanks to all the organisers, staff and volunteers there on the night.”

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