Family set to Star Walk in memory of loving wife and mum
And on Saturday, September 22, she is taking part in our 10k Star Walk around Romford town centre for the second time to help ensure it can continue providing its specialist end of life care services to the community.
This year her husband Stuart and her dad Howard Bennett, will also be walking alongside her and her friends Jo Baker and Chris Gentle and Chris' son Finlay, as men have been invited to join in the event's 10th birthday celebrations.
"It's great to be taking part in the Star Walk for the hospice again; it's a fun night with a real sense of camaraderie, and it's lovely to walk in Mum's memory as team Walking With Hope," said Amanda.
"It also gives us the opportunity to significantly fundraise because Saint Francis Hospice needs every penny to be able to keep offering the incredible care to other patients and families that Mum and my family were so fortunate to receive."
Amanda's mum Salli Hope Bennett, 80, who had lived with an autoimmune condition for 16 years, was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2016.
The following month she was referred to the hospice in Havering-atte-Bower where she spent the last few weeks of her life.
Sign here and join Amanda or contact our Events Team on 01708 753319 ext 2278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets cost £20 (includes a limited edition 10th birthday t-shirt and medal).
Amanda and her mum Salli
Check-in opens at 9pm so get there early to enjoy the entertainment and warm up!
Walkers set off at 10pm, starting and finishing at The Liberty Centre.
You can sponsor Amanda by visiting her JustGiving page.
Chris, Amanda and Jo wearing last year's Star Walk t-shirt
Photo of Amanda's mum Salli on the back of t-shirts