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Another successful 'Walk for Kate', Ged's Fundraising journey
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Another successful 'Walk for Kate', Ged's Fundraising journey

Published date: 06 April 2022

Another successful 'Walk for Kate', Ged's Fundraising journey

Ged Finnegan has fundraised for Zoë's Place for the past 4 years...

Ged sadly lost his daughter and wanted to do something in her memory on her 20th Anniversary and at the time loved to go on walks and so 'Kate's Coastal Walk' came about. Ged's walk has got bigger each year, having over 100 people signed up to join him, but unfortunately in 2020 because of Covid-19, Ged had to cancel the walk. Even though the walk was cancelled he still managed to raise almost £7,000

This year, saw the 'Walk for Kate' back! With over 70 people donning their Zoë's Place t-shirts and taking on the walk, it was so great to see the sea of yellow! The walk, approximately 28 miles, takes them along the Liverpool waterfront to the Pier Head where they take the ferry over to Woodside and then continue the walk past New Brighton, then back! All in aid of our hospice and in memory of Kate!

From the day of the walk he managed to raise an amazing £1,874.49!  

See how Ged is getting on with his fundraising this year on his fundraising page here

Ged has done an amazing job at raising awareness for Zoë's Place and has fundraised over £33,000 in total! 

We asked Ged a few questions about his fundraising journey...

How many years have you fundraised for Zoë’s Place? and why did you choose Zoë's Place? 

I started fundraising in 2018, nothing to do with Kate, it was just her 20th anniversary and I wanted to do something and saw some parents at Zoë's Place on the TV and I knew what they were going through and I was walking a lot at the time so the 3 things came together. The idea came from those 3 things.

What does it mean to you seeing so many people turn up for your walk in memory of your daughter?

Apart from my son, not one of the people who have ever been on the walk ever knew Kate, so to think that they would just come and support me I find incredible.

What is your greatest achievement in fundraising?

My greatest achievement is and always will be to raise awareness and to fundraise. As long as I am physically able I will arrange and organise the walk on her anniversary or as close to the date she died.

We would like to thank Ged and everyone involved! Thank you for choosing to support our hospice and for your help in raising funds and awareness, so we can continue to support our babies and families!

Also, a massive WELL DONE! We can't wait to see next year's amazing efforts!  

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