Discovery Park’s Facilities Manager helps fundraise in charity walk
Posted on 02/11/16
Grahame Andrews, Facilities Manager at Discovery Park helped a charity event raise more than £18,000 for Pilgrims Hospice.
Light Up the City saw Canterbury illuminated by a record breaking number of fundraisers last Saturday evening (October 22) who dressed up and took part in a 3k walk or 5k run for the local charity.
More than 1,000 people flocked to Dane John Gardens in the city centre on Saturday, raising more than £18,000 for the charity.
Those taking part were able to choose between a novel night time lantern walk, making personal dedications on lanterns, or take the 5km run around the city wall.
The walk was attended by Parkserve’s Facilities Manager at Discovery Park, Grahame Andrews, who holds the charity very dear.
He took part in the walk in memory of Craig Andrews, his son, who sadly passed away in February 2014, aged 22, after losing his battle with lymphoma.
Craig was cared for by Pilgrims Hospice, and Grahame continues to fundraise for the charity.
There was a carnival atmosphere as families, colleagues, friends, local businesses and even dogs joined together.
He said: “It was a fantastic evening and so great to see so many people come out to support the cause.
“Craig received great care from Pilgrims Hospice and we hope to continue to raise lots of money for these great causes – as a way of saying thank you and to ensure they can continue to provide support and carry out their vital work.”
To find out more about the work Pilgrims Hospice do, visit the website.