Patient undertakes fundraising walk to thank hospitals for care and support


Oct 11, 2021

Thorpe Bay resident, May Hamilton, marked her 82nd birthday on Tuesday 1 June 2021, by commencing a fundraising walk, to raise funds for Northwick Park Hospital, St Mark’s Hospital and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

She walked the equivalent distance between Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospital, 49 miles, raising an impressive £3921 to say thank you for all the care that she has received at all three hospital sites.

May said:

“My fundraising walk was called ‘May’s Mind, Body and Soulathon’ and it took me eight days to complete it.

“I felt exhausted after my effort but proud of what I had managed to achieve.”

May suffers from Fibromyalgia, a long term condition that causes pain all over the body, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and post- traumatic stress. She has been receiving treatment at all three hospital sites for several years.

May commented:

“My initial fundraising target was £3,000 and I was confident that I could reach £1,000 and then I could see that it was possible to raise even more money than that.

“I was absolutely amazed that I was able to exceed my fundraising target of £3,000.”

All three hospital sites will receive £1,307 each from the fundraising walk as per May’s request.

Wendy George, Head of Charitable Funds at LNWH Charity, said:

“On behalf of our charity, I wish to express a huge you thank to May for her incredible fundraising effort and raising vital funds for Northwick Park Hospital.

“What May has managed to achieve is amazing and her ability to complete the walk is not only a testament to her determination but also the high standard of care that she has received from our staff over the years.”

May presented LNWH charity with a cheque for £1,307 on 6 October 2021.

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