Thames Hospice supporters walked to remember their loved ones in the charity’s annual Sunflower Walk.

Last Saturday the in-memory walk took place remotely, with Hospice supporters choosing their own local walking route, covering a distance of 2.5k, 5k or 10k.

To date, the walk and event has raised an incredible £25,000 for Thames Hospice.

Alison Evans, Heads of Events and Community Fundraising, said: “It was a very memorable day for everyone involved.

"For many family and friends, it was emotional as they walked to remember a loved one. For us, it was so special to welcome many of our loyal supporters to the Hospice for the first time to pick up their well-deserved medals and enjoy some refreshments.

“This is our first big fundraising event in almost two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"We have really missed all our supporters, and it was great to see them again. We are so grateful for their continued support.

"Every penny raised from the Sunflower Walk will help us continue to provide compassionate care to local families who desperately need us.

“Thanks must also go to all our staff, volunteers and suppliers for helping everything run smoothly and for being part of an amazing event."