Wednesday September 8, 2021
Perkins will sponsor Sue Ryder’s Walk to Remember Peterborough event, which this year takes place at Ferry Meadows on Sunday October 24.
The special fundraiser enables family and friends to celebrate the memories of their loved ones, while walking 5 or 10 km to raise money to fund Sue Ryder’s vital work in the local community.
Nilesh Patel, senior community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said: “Perkins’ support will allow local people to get together with family and friends to remember someone special. Plus, the funds raised through Walk to Remember will help to make sure the care we give can continue, and that we can keep filling families’ final days together with love.”
In January, Perkins announced its employees had chosen Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice as one of its two new charity partners for 2021-2022. The hospice provides compassionate palliative care for people from across Peterborough and the surrounding region, and supports their families. Its services include a specialist inpatient unit, hospice at home team and bereavement support.
Ann Brown, general manager of operations at Perkins’ Peterborough facility said: “Sue Ryder is already one of our charity partners, so when they approached us about sponsoring the Walk to Remember Peterborough, we were thrilled to be in a position to support this very worthwhile community event. It’s a great opportunity for families to come together and raise funds for Sue Ryder, while remembering and honouring someone special.”
Picture: Nilesh Patel, senior community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice (centre) promotes the Walk to Remember Peterborough with Vanessa Relph, CSR coordinator at Perkins (left) and Ann Brown, general manager of operations at Perkins (right).