Last summer Amy Gill made regular visits to St. Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil, visiting her Uncle’s husband Dave, until he passed away in early September.  Amy has always been a keen Fundraiser, often raising money for charities close to her heart. So when she saw St. Margaret’s Hospice Night Walk advertised she thought there was no better way to try and give something back.

 “I enjoy walking and roped in my best friend Naomi, egging each other on so it became a challenge to complete the walk as fast as possible. I didn’t have a lot of time to raise the sponsorship but luckily I work in a local hotel and all of my colleagues and customers were really supportive and very generous.”

While visiting Dave I was shocked to learn how little funding from the Government the hospice receives. It’s such a remarkable place, all the staff are so friendly, doctors, the housekeepers, the nurse’s even Patrick the Cat! It may sound stupid but it’s actually such a nice place to be, even though you’re there for the most awful reason.”

My Uncle described the staff as ‘Angels in uniforms’, he couldn’t fault them, they not only looked after Dave, they looked out for my Uncle too, checking he was ok, keeping him informed. They made life easier for my Uncle so he could concentrate on Dave.”

Amy and her friend raised a fantastic £1,500 and were some of the first people to cross the finish line. This year Amy is taking part again, albeit at a slightly slower pace and has her Uncle and his dog as companions!

“St. Margaret’s Hospice is such an important part of our community, I will continue to fundraise because if any of my loved ones needed their care, I want to make sure they are able to provide the same level of care they showed my Uncle and Dave. Dying with dignity is such an integral part of life, everyone in our community should know how important it is and that St. Margaret’s Hospice is there should anyone ever need them.

Book now to join Amy and her Uncle for this year’s Great Somerset Night Walk.

We’d like to say a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to Amy for sharing her story and taking part in the Night Walk.