Hospice benefits from ‘big walk’

2015-07-08 06:00
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Lorraine Wilson (left) and Mary McKenzie sport big smiles at the East Coast Radio Big Walk.

Photo: supplied Lorraine Wilson (left) and Mary McKenzie sport big smiles at the East Coast Radio Big Walk.

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THE Hospice shop volunteer, Lorraine Wilson, and Pennington resident and friend, Mary McKenzie raised over R22 000 this year at the East Coast Radio Big Walk, which was donated to Khanya Hospice.

This was the fourth consecutive year that Wilson, who is also a grandmother, walked on behalf of Khanya Hospice.

Wilson said local businesses, friends and family and her business partners in Johannesburg supported and sponsored her.

She was the 67th woman to cross the 20km finish line and the 18th in her age group in a new time of 2:46:41 and overall 199th out of 1 949 ladies.

“This year’s walk was warmer than last year, so it was a bit hectic,” said Wilson after the walk.

McKenzie finished 394 out of 1 034 woman, 27th in her category and overall 847 in 3:15:36. “Thanks to Mary for helping in the fundraising event. Your kindness is great.

“I’ve always worked with Khanya Hospice and it deserves what it can get.

“I am planning to do the walk again next year,” said Wilson­.

People wanting to sponsor and offer support, can contact Hospice or Pennington Hospice­ shop on 039 975 3924 or the head office on 039 973 1783

A huge thank you to the people of Pennington and surrounds who support the Khanya Hospice shop.

Against all odds, and because of donations and support, the income generated in the Pennington shop helps sustain the work Hospice nurses and care givers offer for free.

Donations to Hospice can be in cash or kind, clothes, bric-a-brac, cutlery, crockery, furniture or “whatever you have to give away”.

Hospice can be contacted on 039 973 1783.

- Supplied

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