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Nurse Lindsay treks around Malta to support St Ann’s Hospice
12:00pm Wednesday 21st March 2012 in Hale & Bowdon
STAFF nurse Lindsay Agius is walking round the Mediterranean island of Malta in aid of the hospice where she works.
Lindsay, of Hale Road, Hale, is hoping to complete her 70-mile challenge in under four days.
She has already received more than £1,000 in pledges for St Ann’s Hospice where she has worked for more than 10 years.
Lindsay is no stranger to Malta, having visited the island regularly over the Past 30 years with her Maltese husband Raymond.
Daughters Isabel, who lives in Malta, and Emily will join her on the walk at the end of this month (March) along with former work colleague Amanda Brown.
“I’ve always wondered if it’s possible to walk round the island and as far as I'm aware it’s never been done before,” said Lindsay.
“Malta is only small and has lots of coastal watch towers, some of which are difficult to reach but we're aiming just to be able to see those.
“I’m keen to do something for St Ann’s. It’s a privilege to work there and I’ve huge respect for the patients, families and friends who have the courage to get through a difficult time. ”
St Ann’s Hospice provides free care to more than 3,000 adults with life-limiting illnesses each year in Greater Manchester. The Hospice gets only a third of its funding from the Government so needs to raise £16,000 a day in donations to keep its doors open.
* To support Lindsay’s walk go to justgiving.com/Lindsay-agius.