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Midwife Urges People To Support Hospice's Annual Walk

Thursday March 28 2013

Cate Briscoe Cate Briscoe

A MIDWIFE whose dad died at Barnsley Hospice is urging others to take part in their annual fundraising walk.

Cate Briscoe says the care her dad got before he died at the hospice was outstanding and she wants to give something back to the charity.

Tom Briscoe was just 65 when he died in 2009 from bowel cancer, and spent the last days at the hospice in Gawber.

Two weeks after his death Cate took part in the hospice’s Midnight Walk and plans to pull on her walking boots again this June.

“I have been a nurse for a long time, so I know what good care looks like. The level of care is outstanding - it’s like an extended family. But it’s not just the person who is ill that they focus on, the whole family is important,” said 42-year-old Cate.

The annual walk's been a huge success, and it's raised nearly £200,000 in the last two years. More than a thousand people are expected to participate in this year's walk, which has a 'Wild Wild West' theme.

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Reply Posted by Jo on Thursday March 28 2013 at 14:44
This is another female only event isn't it?

Shame that men cannot take part they are effected too

Reply Posted by adrian on Thursday March 28 2013 at 15:04
I agree Jo..I would've liked to have taken part

Reply Posted by ruby on Thursday March 28 2013 at 15:18
I have just checked the hospice web page and it does say all ladies will walk together but it says nothing about no men best suggestion is use the contact section to see if you can enter

Reply Posted by Laura Conrad on Thursday March 28 2013 at 16:59
Hi, it is a ladies only event. We do this because our research has shown that many women like the idea of joining together with their female friends for a fun night out with a celebratory atmosphere while also raising money for a good cause. We are working towards providing a men's event or some similar event that will appeal to both men and women. Men are welcome to volunteer on the day/night. Watch this space for future challenge events.

Reply Posted by Shaza on Tuesday April 2 2013 at 20:58
When is the event taking place ?

Reply Posted by Laura ConraD on Wednesday April 17 2013 at 21:40
June 29th... You can sign up on Eventbrite... Just search for Barnsley Hospice.