Search

Survival of the Fittest challenge raises more than £3,200 for St Francis Hospice

15:45 27 February 2013

(l-r) Bruce White and Karl Bloom hand over the £1,860 raised by shoppers at Waitrose in Upminster to St Francis Hospice staff nurse Amy Blumson.

(l-r) Bruce White and Karl Bloom hand over the £1,860 raised by shoppers at Waitrose in Upminster to St Francis Hospice staff nurse Amy Blumson.

Archant

A group of friends have raised more than £3,200 for St Francis after completing a Survival of the Fittest challenge.

The five men competed in the Men’s Health challenge and were supported by shoppers at the Upminster branch of Waitrose.

Karl Boom and Andrew Mills, from Hornchurch; Bruce White and Stuart Fisher from Cranham; and David Woodcock, from Brentwood, were adopted as the store’s Community Matters charities of the month.

Last week Karl and Bruce visited the hospice to see the work it does in caring for local people and their families affected by a life-limiting illness. Amy Blumson, a nurse with the Hospice at Home service, showed them the day therapy and inpatient units. At the end of the visit Karl and Bruce presented Amy with a cheque for £1,860 raised by shoppers at Waitrose in Upminster to be added to the £1,360 they had already raised in pledges and donations on their own Just Giving website page.

Karl said: “It was a challenging event but we all come out injury free. It was a real case of team work to get everyone up and over the 8 ft wall at the end!”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:07

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a workshop in Crow Lane, Romford, believed to have been caused by a gas canister explosion.

Yesterday, 16:30
Two new train strikes are planned for June 4 and June 9  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Network Rail workers are to stage two strikes next month after a new pay offer was rejected.

Yesterday, 14:59
A c2c train pulling into London Fenchurch Street. They have put on 18 additional late night trains for We Are FSTVL.

Train operator c2c will be putting on additional late night services for party-goers at We Are FSTVL in Upminster this weekend.

Yesterday, 13:30
Rocky

A leading animal charity has said cat cruelty is “skyrocketing” after a family pet was shot with an air rifle for the third time this month.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder