MP joins Snowdrop Trust charity walk in Arundel
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined volunteers in Arundel Park on Sunday (12 May) for the Snowdrop Trust’s annual charity walk.
Mr Herbert is a Patron of the Walberton-based charity which provides nursing care at home for children with life threatening and terminal illnesses.
The MP was greeted by Di Levantine, who founded the Trust over 25 years ago and continues to work as its unpaid CEO.
The walk around the Castle Park is a popular event for the Snowdrop Trust and one of the highlights in their fundraising calendar. The walk helps to raise money to support the charity’s £350,000 annual costs, providing specialist nurses who support the ‘Snowdrop’ children and their families in their own homes.
Di Levantine, Chair and Co -Founder of the Sussex Snowdrop Trust, said: “We had the most fabulous day for our annual walk. It was so special to see so many Snowdrop families we have helped in the past and the families we are helping today. There was a wonderful atmosphere with all generations coming together for the walk and enjoying delicious home- made cakes and refreshments. The weather was stunning.
“We have so far raised over £6,000 from the day and we are expecting more sponsorship money to come through. The generosity of the community allows the Snowdrop Care Team to provide vital nursing care in the homes of local children who are dealing with the day to day challenges of living with a life threatening or terminal illness. We are so grateful to His Grace, The Duke of Norfolk to allow the Trust to hold the event at Arundel Castle Park Estate and to all the supporters who joined us on the day. Another memorable year!”
Mr Herbert said: “It was a pleasure to the join the Snowdrop Trust for their annual walk. I’m proud to be a patron of this wonderful local charity, and Di Levantine is an inspiration.”
1. Photograph – Di Levantine and Nick Herbert.
2. For more information The Sussex Snowdrop Trust see www.thesussexsnowdroptrust.com.