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Work pals team up to help Hospice

Two women who work together and have each experienced cancer in their families are teaming up to help a Hospice by walking miles at night in their pyjamas.

From Press releases - 7 September 2016 12:00 AM

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Two women who work together and have each experienced cancer in their families are teaming up to help a Hospice by walking miles at night in their pyjamas.

Tiffany Sturgeon, 27 and Charlotte Brett, 25, want to raise vital funds for St Nicholas Hospice, by walking more than 10 miles around Bury St Edmunds in their bedclothes on Saturday night.

The pals work at UK Power Networks in Bury St Edmunds and their fundraising efforts have exceeded all expectations, with colleagues giving more than £500 in little over a week.

UK Power Networks delivers electricity to more than eight million customers in the South East, East Anglia and London and will donate at least an extra £100 to the girls’ cause too.

On Saturday, Tiffany and Charlotte will don pyjamas and step out in to the darkness to walk 11.2 miles around Bury St Edmunds, with up to 2,200 other night walkers.

Doing the hike will be worth it because they both know how valuable good care is. Tiffany’s grandmother has battled cancer on and off since 2014 and was recently helped by St Nicholas staff to go on a family holiday to Spain.

Tiffany, who lives in The Street, in Barrow, said: “It was an amazing holiday and the memories will last a lifetime. The cause we’re walking for is really important. I’d never thought about cancer until it happened to my grandmother, which was a massive blow.

“We have raised £500 when I only expected to raise £100 or so. Colleagues have been massively supportive. They have given up to twenty-five pounds each, which is way more than I expected.

“Walking miles in our pyjamas should be amusing and it’s for such a good cause that I won’t stop until I cross the finish line.

Charlotte, who lives in Meadow Court, Bury St Edmunds, decided to do the night-time walk after a close relative was recently diagnosed with cancer.

She said: “Walking in my pyjamas certainly is a different way of spending a Saturday night. We’ve raised more money than we expect and everyone at work has been really supportive, so a big thank you to them.”

More than 2,000 people are expected to take part in the nocturnal walk in aid of St Nicholas Hospice, on Saturday, called ‘Girls Night Out Walk.’