A Worcester family will show their dedication to hospice care by taking on a sponsored walk on Sunday 1st May, all in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.
Jay Ingram, aged 8, wanted to support the hospice that cared for his aunt, Mel Baker, before her death in 2014 and persuaded others in his family to join him. The family will be walking a route from their home in Kingston Avenue, Worcester around the city to St Richard’s site in Wildwood Drive, before walking home again. In total the group will walk eight miles.
Jay, who attends Perdiswell Primary School, will be joined by his younger brother Liam, aged 6, his cousin Josh, Mel’s son, aged 14, his parents Sabrina and Gary Ingram. Making it a real family affair, the group will be completed by Mel’s parents, Jay’s grandparents Chris and Heather Ingram, grandparents Julie and Ricky Savage, aunt and uncles Nicola Savage-Barth, Roy Ingram and Paul Savage.
The long distance walk is the second fundraising challenge Jay has arranged for St Richard’s, and follows the success of his sponsored silence last year which raised over £500 for hospice care. He hopes that his latest challenge will raise another £300.
Jodi Brandwood, Events and Challenges Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “This is an amazing thing for someone so young to arrange, and we are very grateful for Jay’s continued support and dedication. We hope that the family have a great day on Sunday and the sun shines for them.”
Sabrina Ingram, Jay’s mum, said; “Jay wanted to raise some money in memory of his auntie last year and following on from his success he decided this was something he wanted to make into an annual fundraiser. We are pleased to help support something so close to all our hearts, St Richard’s is an amazing charity. We are all so proud of Jay, he is an inspiration to us all.”
Jay said; “I miss my Auntie a lot and this is my way of remembering her.”