Still not a post about Saskia I’m afraid (I am working on it!).
This post is about Sally – who is a bit like Saskia, only bigger, and less prone to de-alphabetisising (made up word, it’s my blog, deal with it) my CDs – there are other differences, but those are the main ones.
So anyway, to get to the point…
On Friday 21st September Sally will be taking part in a ten kilometer ‘Moonlight Walk’, to raise money for Pilgrims Hospices.
Pilgrims Hospices is a charity based in East Kent, providing palliative care and other services to people in the local area, free of charge. They have three hospices in the area; Canterbury, Ashford and Thanet.
Now prior to being diagnosed back in February, my sole interaction with the word ‘hospice’ was from a conversation in the TV comedy ‘Peep Show’, that went like this…
Jeremy – “Mum rang to say my uncle Ray is a bit ill”
Mark – “Is it serious?”
Jeremy – “Dunno, he’s gone into the hospice, so I guess he’s being looked after”
Mark – “Hospice? You know what a hospice is don’t you?”
Jeremy – “Like a hospital, but nicer?”
Mark – “A hospice is where people go who are terminally ill”
Jeremy – “Oh right, Mum said he was… what you said. I’m sure he’ll be fine, he’s not a quitter”
Mark – “Well I have to say, probably not mate”
So based on this (and knowing that Peep Show is the best and most accurate source of information for most things) I associated the word ‘hospice’ purely with a place people go to die when they are terminally ill. So I wasn’t particularly excited when we were put in touch with the Canterbury Pilgrims Hospice.
However, since that moment we have discovered that they offer a whole range of services, not just ‘end of life’ care. They have been a great support to us over the last six months or so, in many different ways. I won’t write in detail here, as Sally has already explained in more depth on her ‘JustGiving’ page, which can be found by clicking on the following link…
So yes, now I finally get to the point, this is a post asking for money!
Sally has set herself the ambitious target of raising one thousand pounds – if anyone would like to help Sally towards her target, then all donations (however big or small) are gratefully received. Following the support that we have received from Pilgrims, we both believe it is a worthy, and somewhat undervalued, cause.
Thanks to all.
2 responses to “Sally’s Moonlight Walk”
Hi Ben, you’re right about people not knowing all the amazing things that hospices do – I had no idea just how much they do until I read about the Pilgrims Hospice on Sally’s Just Giving page – incredible and a very worthy cause – good luck Sally!! xxx
Hi Ben – I would be delighted to give Sally a donation. I think we are doing something at English in Action but I will check with Jacqui.
Thank you so much for taking the time to update us with all your news and I am so pleased the Pilgrims Hospice are offering an incredible amount of support.
Lots of love to you, Sal and Saskia xxx