On Sunday 26 September, 18 members of staff from Estate Agents Wilman & Lodge went on a 27.5 mile walk from Apperley Bridge to Steeton to raise money for Airedale Hospital and Community Charity’s HODU fund (Airedale Hospital’s Haematology and Oncology Day Unit). HODU is where patients with cancer and other blood diseases are treated with chemotherapy.
The walk took approximately four hours and the team raised a brilliant total of £2325. The funds raised will be used towards making the unit as comfortable as possible for future patients and staff alike.
The Wilman & Lodge team organised the fundraising walk on behalf of Anne Matthews, who is the mother of one of the Estate Agents’ directors, and who recently received cancer treatment on the unit.
Anne Matthews said:
“I asked for donations rather than gifts for my recent birthday. Through this, I raised £850 and then the rest was raised by the sponsored walk.
“I wanted to show my appreciation to the staff on the unit and thank them for everything they’ve done and for helping me during a very difficult time.”
(Photographed L-R Jayne Law, Anne Matthews, Tracy Matthews)