Olympic cyclist, Joanna Rowsell, launches St Raphael's midnight ladies walk in North Cheam

Olympic cyclist, Joanna Rowsell, launches St Raphael's midnight ladies walk in North Cheam

Olympic cyclist, Joanna Rowsell, launches St Raphael's midnight ladies walk in North Cheam

First published in News Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

An Olympic gold medallist and the mayor of Sutton launched the midnight ladies walk for St Raphael’s Hospice.

Joanna Rowsell and Councillor Sean Brennan set off hundreds of women dressed in yellow on their five mile walk around North Cheam and Worcester Park.

The midnight walk which took place on Saturday, September 22 is expected to raise £25,000 for the hospice in its 25th anniversary year.

St Raphael's, based in London Road, North Cheam, treats terminally ill patients from Sutton and Merton.

The hospice is free of charge and cares for 900 patients each year.

It costs £4 million a year to provide the services. Sutton and Merton PCT provide a £1 million grant, however £3 million has to be raised from charitable donations, fundraising and legacies.

To donate to the Give Your Quid campaign visit suttonguardian.co.uk/giveyourquid/

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7:56am Tue 2 Oct 12

DoctorWhat? says...

Obv someone counted wrong 'set off hundreds of women' my sister was 141 and she was last on the list... also did anyone else find that this years walk wasnt as well organised as previous years. less people directing us, people going the wrong way. they meant to be making sure we are save however this has make me debate if i want to continue supporting this night in years too come.
Obv someone counted wrong 'set off hundreds of women' my sister was 141 and she was last on the list... also did anyone else find that this years walk wasnt as well organised as previous years. less people directing us, people going the wrong way. they meant to be making sure we are save however this has make me debate if i want to continue supporting this night in years too come. DoctorWhat?
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