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Dedicated nurse's 100-mile trek before retiring

A Thames Hospice nurse who has been caring for our most seriously ill patients for more than 20 years is retiring in April… but not before walking 100 miles to raise funds for us!

Rosemary Webb, from Crowthorne, who at the age of 70 is still working for our Referrals Team and Rapid Response Service has signed up to the Race At Your Pace challenge. She has chosen to walk 100 miles this February, at home on her treadmill, in a bid to raise more than £500 for us.

Race at your Pace is a virtual running or walking challenge, where you pick your own distance to complete over a month, from wherever you choose. Rosemary, Single Point of Access Team Leader at Thames Hospice, said: “I have had 20 wonderful years working for Thames Hospice and I would like to do something memorable before my retirement.

“I have had the most amazing career and I have much to be thankful for; nursing is a vocation and it's been a great privilege to be allowed to care for patients and families throughout my career. I have loved my time at Thames Hospice and thank you for any donations you are able to give.”

Rosemary has already surpassed the £500 fundraising milestone and is now aiming to reach £750 – enough to pay for 24 hours of care for a patient on Thames Hospice’s Inpatient Unit.

Jacquie Batchford, Director of Patient and Family Services at Thames Hospice, said: During her time at Thames Hospice, Rosemary has worked tirelessly for the people we serve. She has deliberately stayed local due to her deep-seated love of her job and her fervent commitment to her local community. She does not look for recognition for her loyal service; instead she just looks to be the best nurse that she can be and we will miss her very much when she retires.”

If you would like to sponsor Rosemary in her 100-mile trek, please click the green button below.

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