Travel agent colleagues from Romford to walk 17 miles in memory of customer

09:45 27 September 2013

Jo Orwell, Lindsay Herold, Viv O’Gorman and Dan Prior in Debenhams in Romford, where Virgin Holidays is based

Jo Orwell, Lindsay Herold, Viv O’Gorman and Dan Prior in Debenhams in Romford, where Virgin Holidays is based


Four colleagues from a Romford travel agents are taking on a 17 mile walk next month in memory of one of their customers.

Jo Orwell, Lindsay Herold, Viv O’Gorman and Dan Prior on the escalators at DebenhamsJo Orwell, Lindsay Herold, Viv O’Gorman and Dan Prior on the escalators at Debenhams

Virgin Holidays employees Viv O’Gorman, Dan Prior, Jo Orwell and Lindsay Herold will remember Margaret Bernard by walking from the London Eye to Saint Francis Hospice’s base in Havering-atte-Bower on October 13.

All money raised will go to the hospice.

Sales consultant Viv, 47, from Hornchurch, said: “Margaret and her husband Ray were the loveliest people you could meet.

“She was so brave when receiving treatment at the hospice. My work colleagues and I visited Margaret a number of times and we’ve never been so moved as we were by seeing the care she was receiving.

“The nurses were all so lovely and we determined that we had to do something to remember Margaret and help the hospice that helped her so much.”

The walk, which will coincide with Hospice Care Week, will also be completed by Viv’s daughter Jade and Dan’s girlfriend Vicky.

Linda Borg from the hospice said: “I wish Viv and her colleagues all the best and I’m sure they will beat their target of £1,500.”

The group have already raised more than £900.

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