THREE members of staff at the Countess of Chester Hospital are being joined by their daughters on this year’s 10- mile Moonlight Walk in July.
Lynda Taylor, who works in the fire health and safety department at the hospital, has taken part four times with her daughter Jordan, who at her first walk in 2007 was the youngest participant at the age of 12, and her 13-year-old daughter Beth will be joining them this year.
Lynda said: “We love the bacon butties at the end and feel proud to be doing something worthwhile!”
Also walking as part of the same group is Alison Bate, who works as a PA in the facilities department with her daughter Candice, 15.
Alison said: “Since the walk was moved to the slightly earlier time of 10pm it has been perfect.
“It’s a really enjoyable walk and is such a lovely way to spend time with your daughter.”
Another member of staff who has been part of the same group of supporters since 2007 is Sarah Harper-Lea, who works in legal services.
She is walking with her daughters Gemma, 15, and Alyssa, 14.
Since the walk started six years ago more than £300,000 has been raised.
This year all the sponsorship money will split between the hospital’s Breast Care Unit and the Relative Comfort Appeal, providing a day lounge, counselling room and overnight accommodation for relatives of patients who are critically ill.
Registration is £12 and all participants will receive a T-shirt, medal, personalised sponsorship form with pen, a certificate and refreshments along the way.
If you would like to join in, call the fundraising office on 01244 366672 or download an application form at www. coch.nhs.uk/moonlightwalk.