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Karen's fundraising journey

St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester is close to the heart of Karen Etherington, who works at the Howdens Bognor Regis depot as a kitchen designer...

The carers at the hospice had looked after Karen’s uncle and more recently, one of her friends, Guy Strachan.

Most importantly, the ‘Hospice at Home’ team had made it possible for Guy to spend his final few days at home. For this, Karen was very grateful, and wanted to give something back.

Karen, along with Guy’s widow Vikki and another friend embarked on a 37½ mile walk of the Downs Link footpath that stretches from Shoreham to Guildford.

The trio completed the walk, raising over £3,000 for the hospice, and gaining valuable publicity in the local press. The money will make a big difference to St Wilfrid’s, helping it continue to provide excellent palliative care for those who need it most.