Memory walk for Sam raises thousands for St Peter’s Hospice

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:51 23 October 2015

Onesie Walk.

Onesie Walk.

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Scores of people dressed in their onesies and braved the chilly weather to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice on Saturday.

About 80 fundraisers joined the 7km Walk 4 Sam in Clevedon in memory of popular family man Sam Hamer.

Sam died of lung cancer in March 2014 and his wife Trudy and their children Ellie, Steph and Georgia have been organising fundraising events in aid of St Peter’s Hospice and the lung cancer unit at Southmead Hospital which helped Sam when he was ill.

The walk set off from St Andrew’s Church Centre, along Poets Walk, down the seafront to the pier and then back to the church for cakes and a raffle.

So far, the event has raised £2,500 but Trudy is expecting the figure to rise as more donations come in.

She said: “It was great and we raised more than our target.

“I want to say thank you to everyone who came to support us and to the people who helped on the stalls.”

People can still donate to the cause by visiting www.justgiving.com/TRUDY-HAMER1


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