Brend Collection ladies to light up the night for North Devon Hospice

A group of ladies from Brend Collection will be stepping out at Nightwalk next month to show their support for hundreds of patients and families being cared for by North Devon Hospice now, in the charity’s 40th anniversary year, and beyond.

Returning on Saturday, May 11, this year’s Nightwalk is celebrating all things 80s and will be transporting walkers back to the era of neon lights, leg warmers, and some of the most infectious songs of our times. As long-term supporters of the hospice and headline sponsor for this year’s event, the team from Brend Collection is delighted to be taking part.

“We’re super excited to be part of Nightwalk this year – there’s lots of talk about what we’re going to wear and it’s definitely a hot topic of conversation in the office right now,” said Amy Sowden, revenue manager at Brend Collection.

“As a business, we know how much the hospice touches the lives of local people and this is why we’ve continued to support by hosting our annual Sportsmans Dinner and sponsoring events like Nightwalk. It’s a wonderful charity that’s close to all of our hearts.”

North Devon Hospice provides care for local people who are affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. As well as offering support at home, patients can also be admitted to their Bedded Unit when symptoms become more severe, for help with pain management and to make them feel as comfortable as possible when they need it most.

“Having had several family members cared for by the hospice including my nan and grandad, and now my sister-in-law who is terminally ill, it’s important to me personally to champion the work of the hospice,” added Amy. “When my nan was admitted to the hospice’s Bedded Unit in her last few days of life, having their support gave us time to just be family again and took away the stress of having the care for her. We could just be with her, talk, and remember the good times together. My son also had some art therapy while we we there and he absolutely loved it. As a family, I don’t know how we would have operated without them.”

Running for its 16th year, Nightwalk is one of the hospice’s flagship events and always brings women and girls of all ages together for a night of treasured memory-making.

Amy explained: “What I love about Nightwalk is that it’s a fun event that gets the whole community together for an amazing cause. I’ve taken part three times before – twice walking and once marshalling. I find walking with different sets of family or friends great fun – we all have such a laugh and a fabulous time! The Brends team and I hope to see lots of local ladies joining us on the night."

To walk alongside the ladies from Brend Collection and show your support for patients and families at North Devon Hospice, sign up for Nightwalk today at