Stride out and help Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Tom's Golden Mles Walk to raise money for Bluebell Wood
Tom's Golden Mles Walk to raise money for Bluebell Wood
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Mum Gillian Scotford is looking for recruits to join her on the last leg of a fundraising walk in aid of a South Yorkshire charity.

Gillian is walking 35 miles to support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston, which helps care for her 17-year-old disabled son Tom.

She wants people to join her for the last seven miles of the Peak District walk.

Gillian, a nurse, gave up her career after two of her children, Tom and Sam, were both diagnosed with complex medical needs.

Tom has a serious heart defect, mentally disabled and requires 24-hour care. He is a regular visitor to the hospice to give his parents a break.

Sam had a stroke while he was in the womb and has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.

Gillian, from Dronfield, devised the 35-mile walk which was last year way- marked by the Peak District National Park, after Tom’s Golden Miles was set up in 2008 to raise money for the hospice.

Gillian will be walking the route on Sunday, July 7. She is inviting the public to join her at Queen Mary’s Bower, Chatsworth House, at 10.15am to walk the last seven miles to Thornbridge Hall.

Gillian said: “For our family and many families throughout Derbyshire and South Yorkshire who care for a sick child, the support from the hospice is so important.”

n For details, visit Tom’s Golden Mile Challenge