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Help for a children's hospice

SSE employees took on the challenge of a 26-mile walk to help raise funds for Basingstoke charity Naomi House.

Staff members from SSE’s Basingstoke office set off on a walk from Winchester Cathedral along the Clarendon Way walk to Salisbury Cathedral. Heading out at 8 am, they finished the gruelling walk around eight hours later, with three of them finishing in an impressive six-and-a-half hours.

Nadine Hawkes, an SSE metering clerk who helped to arrange the event, said:

“Half of us were doing the walk for the second time and, even though it was hard work with the muscle pain and blisters, we were looking forward to it this year and even managed to persuade others to join us."

“As it is a local charity in Basingstoke, we regularly support Naomi House with fundraising day events. It is such a worthwhile cause and the work they do is so vital to the families that need their support.”

Naomi House is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions. Along with Jacksplace, which supports young adults in the same capacity, the charity provides care for families and young adults living in communities across Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

Nadine and her colleagues managed to raise a total of £450 and hope to continue their efforts to support the charity with more fundraising events.

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