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Widow of hospice patient joins ladies fundraising walk

PUBLISHED: 08:39 13 May 2013

Yaz and Darren Stevens – Yaz will be walking in memory of her husband who received care from Saint Francis Hospice.

Yaz and Darren Stevens – Yaz will be walking in memory of her husband who received care from Saint Francis Hospice.

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The widow of a firefighter who lost a five-year battle with cancer in December is among those taking part in a hospice’s annual fundraiser, ‘Star Walk’.

Dagenham-born Darren Stevens received care from Saint Francis Hospice and wife Yaz will be joined by at least 10 friends to raise money for the charity on the walk, which falls just three days before he would have celebrated his 47th birthday.

She said: “The hospice was brilliant and we valued their support. Darren received regular physiotherapy to help ease his pain and the hospice’s specialist nurses cared for him at home, which meant I could get a little rest.

“I’m pleased to be able to take part in the walk and raise money so other families can receive the wonderful care Saint Francis Hospice provides if they need it.”

The fifth ladies walk organised by Saint Francis Hospice will see firefighters from Harold Hill fire station joining in.

Firefighter Lee Wolton said: “Saint Francis Hospice is a fantastic charity and has helped so many people in our community with the vital care it provides. It should be a good evening and we are happy to support community events like the Saint Francis Hospice walk as it enables us to raise awareness about fire safety.”

The 10km walk takes place on July 6 from the Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford from 10.30pm and will finish around midnight.

Book online at sfh.org.uk or call 01708 771427.


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