Charity steps up for midnight walk

Charity midnight walk
Charity midnight walk

JEWELLER Yvette Cundy is calling for help from sponsors in this year’s ‘Gemstone’ midnight charity walk in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Last year Yvette joined 500 other women as they pounded the pavements in the middle of the night to raise more than £60,000 for the charity.

Yvette is encouraging other women from Thame to get involved and join her for the 12-mile midnight walk on Saturday, July 16.

She is hoping readers of The Thame Gazette will be generous and sponsor her for £1 – that is just 8p per mile, she says.

Anybody who wants to donate can pop into Kismet Jewellers in Buttermarket, Thame, and drop their pound into Yvette’s ‘Gemstone Midnight Walk’ sponsorship tower.

Yvette hopes to raise at least £10,000 for the hospice and is determined to smash last year’s record.

She said: “I’ve always been impressed with the work that Florence Nightingale Hospice does, so it’s a charity that we really want to work with.

“Last year there were seven of us from Thame who took part, and we’re hoping to get more involved this year.”