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Team to take part in Rowans Hospice Moonlit Memories Walk in tribute to friend

Friends of Fiona Hartley taking part in the Moonlit Memory wal L-R Sarah Reynolds, Sarah Smith, Laurice Reynolds, Karen Ingle, Nina Keates, Kim Smith.

Picture: Paul Jacobs (141405-1) PPP-140513-115057001

Friends of Fiona Hartley taking part in the Moonlit Memory wal L-R Sarah Reynolds, Sarah Smith, Laurice Reynolds, Karen Ingle, Nina Keates, Kim Smith. Picture: Paul Jacobs (141405-1) PPP-140513-115057001

FRIENDS will step out on a fundraising walk in memory of a popular school committee member.

Fiona Hartley died in March after suffering from cancer.

The 44-year-old spent her last few days in The Rowans Hospice.

The mum-of-six, who has two children at Holbrook Primary School in Bridgemary, Gosport, was a member of the Our Friends of Holbrook Committee.

She was also chairwoman for Badger Pre-School, which is also at the Wych Lane site.

Karen Ingle, along with 10 other women on the committee, is taking part in the Moonlit Memories Walk next month.

Karen said: ‘To her friends, Fiona was a lovely, charming person who was considerate of other people. She was the main point of contact if the staff needed to do any events. We miss her greatly.’

A coffee morning and raffle has been held at the school, and more than £300 was raised which will be donated to the hospice.

And looking ahead, around 20 children have also pledged to take part in the Moonlit Meander – the children’s version of the Moonlit Memories Walk.

This is the seventh night-time walk in Portsmouth, which can be done in memory of a lost loved one.

It takes place on Saturday, June 21, and starts and finishes in Castle Field, Southsea. There is a six-mile or 12-mile route to choose from.

Volunteer marshals are throughout the routes to direct walkers and encourage them on the way.

All money raised goes towards supporting people in Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire affected by life-threatening illnesses.

Registration is £20 per person and open to everyone aged 13 years or over.

Participants receive a T-shirt, medal and refreshments.

For more information, contact fundraising on (023) 9223 8533, or visit rowanshospice.co.uk

 

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