BROLLIES and raincoats were needed by those cheerily taking part in a rain-soaked charity walk.

Staff and students from St Dominic’s Sixth Form College pounded the pavements from the college in Mount Park Avenue, Harrow on the Hill, to St Luke’s Hospice in Kenton Grange, Kenton, on Saturday to raise cash for the charity, which was holding its summer fete in the grounds.

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Vice principal Nicola Walsh, who organised the walk, said: “Our AS students went for a talk arranged by our religious studies teacher at the hospice in the spring and they were told about palliative care and what the hospice movement does, and how the hospice needed £3million fundraising a year.

“When we got back, we had a chat and decided to launch the inaugural St Dominic’s Walk for St Luke’s.”

Twenty-six college employees, including teachers, cleaners and premises staff, were joined by four students who together will have raised £1,000 by the end of the month.

Ms Walsh said today: “People are still talking about it this morning. There’s a bit of a buzz.”

June was chosen because it is Hospice Awareness Month and Ms Walsh said there would have been more pupils had it not been in the middle of the exams period.


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