On Air: Nick Osborne
|19 April 2012
Eastbourne seafront will be awash with women walkers at a midnight walk for the only children's hospice in Sussex.
Chestnut Tree House is hosting the ten mile event, which starts at the Sovereign Centre on 19 May.
Jackie Hoadley, whose seven-year-old son Mathew has cerebral palsy and uncontrollable epilepsy, has been visiting Chestnut Tree House for the last six years and is calling for local women to participate in the walk.
She said: “We are mums of children who need a lot of care 24/7 and the hospice helps us with that care and gives us the chance to re-charge our batteries and have a break once in a while, knowing that our children are having a great time and being given excellent one-to-one care by their brilliant team, so please support us and come out for the Midnight Walk.”
“You never know when you might need a hospice for your child and Chestnut Tree House is a lovely, tranquil place to enjoy your child’s life or end of life – it’s a great thing for mums like us.
“The Midnight Walk is great fun – it’s very well organised and marshalled and it’s a lovely feeling to walk in the night with lots of other women. Last year our group dressed as the Fairy Odd Mums and this year we’re dreaming up a new outlandish costume to wear in the walk colour, which is purple.”
Registration closes on 30 April. To find out more go to www.nighttoremember.org.uk