Four of bpha’s new community developments will be linked when two dedicated staff members undertake a 45-mile walk for charity on Friday.
Community Development Officer Jim Playle and ASB Officer Steve Parsons will be walking between Cambridge and Bedford, calling at Orchard Park, Love’s Farm, New Shortstown and Wixams.
The walk will take two days and in the process, they hope to raise over £2,000 for Keech Hospice Care.
Jim Playle said: “We think the work of the Hospice is fantastic and we are keen to show our support.
“Steve and I do a lot of work in communities where bpha has housing. It felt appropriate for our journey to take in the neighbourhoods and local areas where bpha has worked so closely with local people to help build sustainable communities.”
Keech Hospice Care provides a purpose built children’s hospice, offering palliative and end of life care for children and young people. It is a place where children and their families can go and stay in times of crisis or when specialist support is needed.
It also provides a broad range of adult hospice services that aim to enrich lives of patients and families. Care is available to all those who can benefit from it and they work to meet all the needs of their families, including those which reflect their ethnic, cultural or religious heritage.
Steve added, “We’re really grateful for all the support we’ve received from all our sponsors. Everyone has been really generous and we’ve received £900 from bpha’s contractors alone!
“It’s the second time that Jim and I have attempted anything like this, and we’re going faster and further than we did last year.
“We’d like to thank everyone for sponsoring us and we hope to raise more than we did last time. With your help, the inevitable blisters and pain will be well worth it!”
If you would like to sponsor Jim and Steve in this very worthwhile venture you can do so here.