Dedicated fundraiser’s hike to support Leeds hospice

Hannah Ferraby (middle), 19, will be joining hundreds of walkers in the YEP-backed Starlight Hike at Temple Newsam. PIC: Mark Bickerdike Photography
Hannah Ferraby (middle), 19, will be joining hundreds of walkers in the YEP-backed Starlight Hike at Temple Newsam. PIC: Mark Bickerdike Photography
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A dedicated fundraiser will be taking a stroll under the stars in memory of her uncle.

Hannah Ferraby, 19, will be joining hundreds of walkers in the YEP-backed Starlight Hike at Temple Newsam later this month.

She is urging people to join her and sign up to take part in the hike to raise money for Sue Ryder’s Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds.

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Hannah said: “Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer in mid-July, my uncle Neil sadly passed away on August 8.

“Losing someone that you are close to is hard in any circumstances, but particularly in this case as the time from diagnosis to death was so short.

“Having experienced this we were aware that many other families go through the same thing every day and we were lucky that our family had the support of the hospice during this time.

“Going to a hospice for the first time can be a daunting experience, but we were made to feel at ease from the moment we arrived.”

Hundreds of men, women, children and dogs will be taking part in the Leeds Starlight Hike 2015 on Saturday, September 26.

Charlotte Stern, senior fundraiser at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, added: “This is going to be our biggest fundraising event this year.

“It is going to be really exciting to see so many people walking under the stars through some of the most beautiful settings.

“This is a unique opportunity to discover the stunning grounds of the stately home under the starlight.”

Fundraisers are advised to bring their own torch.

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