Brock walkers raise £550 and counting for Oakhaven Hospice

Brock walkers raise £550 and counting for Oakhaven Hospice

The group brave the conditions

Five Brock professional services staff braved wild spring weather to walk 13 miles for Oakhaven Hospice last Saturday, raising over £550.

Mandy Stevenson, Helen Steel, Julie Greer, Lisa Marshall and Gail Payne walked from Brock to Bank and back again, the long way, in persistent blustery showers.

It was all part of Oakhaven Hospice’s annual Hospice Walk, which saw individual groups cover hundreds of miles to raise funds for the community facility in Lymington.

This year the cause has raked in more than £17,000 and counting from colleagues, friends and families of walkers.

The Brock group vastly exceeded their £250 target through both cash and online donations.

Helen Steel laughed off the bad weather, saying: “The conditions were absolutely horrendous; we were soaked to the skin after being battered by shower after shower and a torrential downpour at the end; even the dog hid under a tree and refused to come out.”

Oakhaven Hospice Events Fundraiser, Alicia Poulson, told walkers afterwards: “Not only did you have the challenge of completing your chosen distances on Saturday, you also faced a variety of weather fronts which did not make finishing your routes easy.

“You all did incredibly well and you should be very proud of yourselves – what a fantastic achievement.”

You can still donate to the cause by clicking this link