“I’m fundraising in thanks for my family’s care ” says My Big Fun Walker Pramila

May 7, 2021


Pramila Patel is taking part in North London Hospice’s My Big Fun Walk in thanks for the support she received and in memory of three members of her family, who died peacefully at home under the care of our doctors and nurses.


And so far, the generosity of her wonderful friends and family, have earned her the accolade of our top Big Fun Walk individual fundraiser for 2021! Pramila has raised almost £2,500 for patient care, with six weeks to go until the event takes place over the weekend of 19/20 June.


“The care my family has received has been amazing. We couldn’t have asked for more. Taking part in My Big Fun Walk is a wonderful way to give back to the hospice, which has done so much for us over the years.


“We’ve had a connection with the hospice since 1994 when my father-in-law received care from the doctors and nurses. My mother-in-law was supported in 2015 and most recently my sister Yashodra, in March this year. Each time we have needed their support, the hospice staff have been so kind and caring. Nothing was too much trouble.”


Pramila too has experienced the specialist care provided by North London Hospice to more than 3000 people each year, when she received support in 2000 after being diagnosed with cancer. She stayed connected with the hospice following her recovery and discharge from care.


“I used to go to the gym every day but since lockdown I’ve started walking, sometimes up to four hours at a time. I really enjoy it, so when my sister passed away I decided to sign up to My Big Fun Walk and walk with three friends. It’s a lovely way to remember those we’ve lost and we’re raising much needed funds for our local hospice at the same time.”


To make the walk extra special Pramila will be joined on the final kilometre of her walk by four of her grand nieces, aged from 5-13.


My Big Fun Walk is North London Hospice’s biggest fundraiser of the year, attracting more than 800 participants in 2020 who raised over £85,000 for patient care. Due to the pandemic, participants this year are asked to create a route of 8.5 miles in their local community, or choose one of our pre-planned routes, and walk it over the 19/20 June.


“We are creating our own walking route from my home, around Totteridge and Barnet, and ensuring we pass by the hospice. This is an event that people of any age can take part in and is a wonderful way to support such an important service in our community.”

To support Pramila, visit her Just Giving page here 

To find out more about My Big Fun Walk visit here

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