By Sushma Lobo
London August 15 (BAN/SL) St Luke’s hospice hold a midnight walk each year for fundraising, however this year due to Covid-19 restrictions the midnight walk to raise awareness for St Luke’s could no go ahead. This did not stop the determined volunteers and members of the public in Brent who were ready to raise awareness for a good cause. The Madhapur ladies and their friends decided to do a midday walk instead.
On 7th August midday the sun was beating down at 37 degrees, 50 determined ladies proudly wearing their pink t-shirts representing St Luke’s Midnight walk got together and were ready to complete the 5 mile walk to help raise funds to help St Luke’s continue to provide outstanding care to the local community. They were joined at the start by the head of community fundraising for St Luke’s Mark Clement and the former Mayor of Harrow Ajay Maru. The ladies were able to raise £3700 which was presented to Hannah Richardson on behalf of St Luke’s.
Mark Clement, Community Events fundraiser said that “due to the current Covid-19 restrictions we have asked supporters to take the walk in their own time that suits them.”
Watch the interviews below with Councillor Ajay Maru, Mark Clement and Shanta who speaks in Gujarati.