I was pleased to find in the local paper the answer to why so many cast off pink feathers littered Green Lane in Northwood. I have pasted in the on-line version of this article from the Northwood and Rickmansworth Gazette site
More than 600 women enjoy moonlit stroll in aid of Michael Sobell House
The event, which took place on Friday (4), was held to raise awareness and much-needed funding for Michael Sobell House hospice, based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood, which provides specialist palliative care for patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
More than £72,000 has been pledged from the walk, although the final figure is still being tallied up. The hospice needs to raise at least £1.2million every year to maintain patient care.
In a sea of pink, the ladies set off at about 11.30pm, walking a planned five-and-a-half mile route snaking from the hospital, in Rickmansworth Road, past Moor Park Station and Merchant Taylors School, and through Watford Road and Green Lane.
Some participants challenged themselves with an extended nine-mile journey, marching past Northwood Hills Tube station, and Northwood Football Club.
Prior to their journey, the women assembled on the main lawn at the hospital for specially choreographed warm-up exercises, followed by speeches.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor David Yarrow, said: “I am very impressed with the organisation and sheer number of participants for this event.
“The passion for this important cause is for all to see. I am very pleased and honoured to be involved and I wish everyone well.”
Volunteer and fundraiser, Nickie Windram, also gave a moving account of the care and attention given to her mother at Michael Sobell House.
David Mosely, business manager for Michael Sobell House, added: “I was overwhelmed with the support for the event which was so well attended and give grateful thanks to all our staff, volunteers and sponsors.”
Organisers are already planning next year’s Ladies in the Night Walk, set to take place on June 3, 2011.