Four generations of family walk under the stars for Prospect Hospice

Four generations of women walk under the stars for Prospect Hospice
Four generations of women walk under the stars for Prospect Hospice

FOUR generations of the same family were among hundreds who took part in the Starlight Walk to raise money for Prospect Hospice.

Among those donning bright pink t-shirts, neon tutus, glow-in-the-dark face paint, and glowsticks for the Saturday night walk were the Davis clan.

Four of them took part in the 10k charity walk, with a 74-year age difference between the youngest and the oldest.

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Amalie Davis, 7, was the youngest person to be taking part in the walk around Swindon that started at the County Ground and would go through Queens Park, Lawns Park and The Town Gardens before returning to the football stadium.

She was joined by her mother Amber Davis, 31, grandmother Deanne Davis, 58 and great-grandmother Julia Davis, 81, who was among the oldest people to be taking part.

The four had to arrive at the County Ground to register and get dressed up for the 80s-themed challenge, and then do a warm-up to classic hits from the era, before setting off.

They said that they wanted to do it because the Prospect Hospice was such an important charity to Swindon that hundreds of local people have used.

Deanne said: "It's a very worthy local cause that's so important and we're very lucky to have it."

Julia added: "I'm doing it because they asked me to and there's nothing good on television. No, my brother went to a Prospect Hospice so I've seen the good work they do."

"It's nice to do something to give back," Amber said.

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On top of raising money for charity, the group's combined total reaching £200 before the race, Deanne said it was also a special moment for them as a family in general.

"I'm very proud to be doing this with four generations of Davis women. It's a special thing that we can do this together as we're very lucky we still have four generations."

Read: Prospect Hospice launches urgent appeal as it faces £600k cash crisis

In April, the charity, which provides respite care and end-of-life services for more than 300,000 people in Swindon, Marlborough and north Wiltshire, announced it had a £600,000 cash crisis.

As well as sponsoring people taking part in charity events like the Davis family and the Starlight Walk people can help by setting up a regular donation.

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