05:22AM, Wednesday 19 June 2013
Almost 150 early risers raised more than £17,000 when they 'walked to remember' for Windsor's hospice on Saturday.
The walk for Thames Hospicecare started at 7am at Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor and those taking part had the choice of a 6.5 or a 13 mile stroll.
Along the walk were memory trees, where walkers left messages for loved ones who had received support at the hospice.
Walker Kristina Materski from Maidenhead said: “We first experienced the work of Thames Hospicecare when my father became very ill last year. Dad had lived with kidney cancer for over 10 years but in early 2012 he was transferred to the Windsor hospice for his final few days.
"I cannot praise the staff enough for the care, compassion and respect they showed not only to him, but also to mum and me during such a sad and difficult time."
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