Diamond Girls on the March at Midnight for their Local Hospice
17 Women from the UK’s leading jewellery trade specialist insurance brokers will be on the March at midnight this coming Saturday July 1st to help raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth.
For weeks now the women, who all work for Chartered Insurance Broker T H March at the company’s National Service Centre in Yelverton, Devon have been enjoying very healthy lunch breaks away from their desks whilst taking training walks on Dartmoor in readiness for the hospice’s biggest annual fundraiser; the St Luke’s Hospice Midnight Walk for Women.
They will join thousands of other women helping to raise funds towards the £4 million + the charity must raise annually in order to continue providing specialist palliative care and support for patients and their families across Plymouth, Southwest Devon and East Cornwall.
Meet some of the team members here: https://youtu.be/WBXcNVJjniw
HR Manager, Joanne Morgan said: “St Luke’s is a much-loved charity and very close to our hearts here at T H March. Over the years quite a few of us have had family and friends cared for by the charity and like others on the walk we will each be walking in memory of those loved ones.
For me, St Luke’s looked after my Father in Law during his last few weeks and the level of care was excellent. The support they provided to my husband’s family after his Father passed away was beyond expectations.
As a team we are excited to be taking part and we love this year’s neon theme – a great chance to dress up and have fun! We are very pleased that our employer has made a donation which has boosted our fundraising and in addition to that the father of one of our team members Jade McDermott ran a pub quiz to support our efforts and raised £205 which is fantastic!”
Andrew Alcock, Chief Operating Officer at TH March, said: “T H March has a long history of charitable giving and is delighted to support the efforts of our fantastic team of heroes.
It is great that so many of our wonderful staff have decided to take part in the Midnight Walk this year. I know from my own experience (from long distance running) that charitable fundraising takes on a life of its own. We are really proud of everyone.”
Comments from some team members explaining why they are taking part in the Midnight Walk:
“I am doing the walk in memory of my Mum, Dad and Mother in Law who all sadly lost their lives to Cancer.”
“I am doing this walk in memory of losing my Mum and my Husband. My Mum died at the young age of 42 and my husband died at only 37.”
“I am walking in memory of my grandparents, only one whom had the good fortune to be able to use the facilities of a local hospice.”
“St Luke’s is a charity close to my family’s heart.”
“I’m taking part because they are a brilliant charity and do some amazing work. I know it is a charity that my Grandad feels quite strongly about after the brilliant care they gave my Nan.”
To learn more about the work of St Luke’s Hospice from Corporate Fundraiser Nicola Keen follow this link: https://youtu.be/aR48xEZFlgc
The link should you wish to donate to this cause can be found by clicking here: https://neonmidnightwalk.everydayhero.com/uk/team-thm/members