Willow Week - Robert's Eight-Day Fundraising Hike

Posted: May 5th, 2023

By Willow Burn Hospice

This Sunday, Robert will be setting off on an eight day hike from Christ Church Consett, undertaking part of The Northern Saint's Way of Light & Saint Oswald’s Way, walking all the way to Holy Island. Robert will hike roughly 128 miles in total to raise money for Willow Burn Hospice in memory of his dear Uncle, Peter Shadforth.

Peter was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in September 2021, passing away the following November. Robert is taking on this amazing challenge to raise much needed funds for Willow Burn and to say thank you for the amazing level of care provided by the nursing team at Willow Burn which allowed Peter to pass away with dignity.

"During my uncles stay at Willow Burn he received an amazing level of care from the staff which allowed him to pass away with dignity. Not only this but Willow Burn’s aftercare has helped both my mother and grandmother to deal with the grief better than I ever could. I will never be able to repay the debt I owe to the people of Willow Burn Hospice for what they have done for my family, but I must try. Please sponsor me, even if you can’t donate yourself please share this page with others, anything you can do to help me raise money for the Hospice, a local charitable organisation that is close to my heart and many others, is much appreciated. Thank You"

If you are able to, please show your support for Willow Burn by sponsoring Robert, it will truly make a difference to patients and their families when they need it most.

To show your support and sponsor Robert please visit https://willowburnhospice.enthuse.com/pf/stoswald

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