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Gscene columnist walks for Friends of Sussex Hospices

Besi Besemar May 30, 2018

Duncan Stewart
Duncan Stewart

To mark and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the modern hospice movement in the UK, Gscene columnist Duncan Stewart completed a 200 mile trek round Sussex to raise funds for The Friends of Sussex Hospices (FOSH).

FOSH raise funds for all twelve of the county’s hospices who need to raise 80% of their running costs themselves with the NHS contributing only 20%.

Duncan says: “I was lucky enough to have met Dame Cicely Saunders, whose work in London in the 1960’s laid the foundations of the outstanding hospice care network that we have today. From my work as a G.P. and more recently from being involved at The Martlets, I’ve seen first hand just how much vital support and comfort hospices provide. Their work touches all our lives; it is freely open to all and yet is only partly funded by the government.”

Duncan’s walk has to date has raised a magnificent £3,439.26 plus £575.75 Gift Aid and is still rising.

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