Family prepares for midnight walk

A MOTHER and her three daughters are today preparing to take part in a charity walk in memory of their loved one who died last year.

A MOTHER and her three daughters are today preparing to take part in a charity walk in memory of their loved one who died last year.

Shirley Austin, of Coniston Square, Ipswich, has signed up to participate in St Elizabeth Hospice's Midnight Walk on Saturday, May 23, along with her three daughters, Teresa Pozo, Angela Mcglone and Karen Austin, in memory of her husband and their father Barry, who died at the hospice in September last year.

The family, who have raised about �600 so far between them, have also set up a St Elizabeth Tribute Fund in memory of him.

Mrs Austin, 58, said: “By taking part in the walk this is a small way to thank them for all the care and attention not only he, but also we as a family received while Barry was a patient. We want to raise as much as we can. The hospice was so good to my husband.”

The eight mile walk across Ipswich starts and ends at the Copleston Centre in Foxhall Road. The hospice was inundated with entries and although the deadline for this has now passed, staff are still appealing for volunteers to take part to help with putting up signs, general administration and organisational support.

Nearly 2,500 people are taking part in the walk, which is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the hospice in Foxhall Road.

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For more information about volunteering call the office on 01473 723600, e-mail fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Are you doing something in aid of charity? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk .

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