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Leeds family in night walk in memory of nan Ada

Richard Lacy, Aimee Lacy, James Smith, Michael Wingfield, Georgina Bullamore, Charlotte O'Leary and Emma Lacy.

Richard Lacy, Aimee Lacy, James Smith, Michael Wingfield, Georgina Bullamore, Charlotte O'Leary and Emma Lacy.

LEEDS fundraiser Charlotte O’Leary will tackle a 10k night-time walk to raise money for a hospice that cared for her grandmother during her final days.

Charlotte, 22, from Swarcliffe, will join a team of 10 family and friends for the YEP-backed Starlight Hike in memory of grandmother Ada Morley, who died at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in June.

The popular Starlight Hike helps raise £30,000 for the hospice in Headingley, which provides care for people with incurable illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.

Support worker Charlotte said: “My nan had been ill for a long time and she chose to go to Wheatfields.

“She absolutely loved the hospice. She thought the staff were wonderful and they took such great care of her.

“But they were also wonderful with us – what the hospice did for us couldn’t be faulted.”

Charlotte added: “I’m really looking forward to the Starlight Hike – we all are.

“We feel it will be a lovely way of remembering nan – and a way to say thank you to Wheatfields.”

The night-time walk on Saturday, September 27, is open to people of all ages, and sets off at 10pm.

It follows a marshalled route that covers the landscaped gardens and picturesque parkland at the historic Temple Newsam estate.

Fundraiser Georgina Abbott said: “It’s a great way to have some time with your family and friends while also keeping fit.

“Equally important is that you are doing something wonderful for charity.”

To sponsor the team, visit http;//uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Adateam.

To take part, visit www.sueryder.org/StarlightHike.

 

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