A Sheffield nurse is more than happy to have signed up for the Starlight Walk in aid of St Luke’s Hospice – because she knows exactly what every step will mean to patients.
Caren Potter is a junior sister at Sheffield’s only adult hospice and has pledged to raise as much sponsorship money as possible by joining walkers on the 5k trek.
The Starlight Walk follows a route from Endcliffe Park to Forge Dam and back on July 13.
“Working with the patients every day, we know how important it is that we should do everything we can to make their lives more comfortable,” said Caren, aged 47. “We take great pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment both for patients and their families, but to do that we need to raise at least £4.5 million every year.”
The walk is being backed by The Star, which has pledged to raise £100,000 towards the hospice’s new £5 million inpatient unit.
Caren’s husband Graham and their children Joe, Lucy and Lewis, of Chesterfield, will cheer her on.
The hospice wants more than 1,000 walkers to raise at least £100 each.
The walk will begin at 9pm but from 6.30pm there will be food and a Thornbridge Brewery beer tent on offer, as well as live music.
A mass warm-up is being held at 8.30pm allowing walkers to limber up.
Registration costs £15 for adults and £10 for children up to 15. For groups of six or more, it is £10.
n Visit www.stlukeshospice.org.uk to sign up.