Leicestershire resident to brave scorching temperatures on Sahara Desert trek for LOROS Hospice
Photo: Di Linley with LOROS staff
A Leicestershire resident braves a trek in the Sahara Desert next year to raise money for a Leicester hospice.
Emma Oliver takes up the challenge of commemorating her mother, Di Linley, who worked at LOROS Hospice for over 20 years.
The hospice estimates that Di has influenced and supported the care of nearly 40,000 patients and their families.
In September 2019, Di fell ill. After a short and aggressive battle with cancer, she sadly passed away in March 2020, at the age of 66.
Emma said: “The care that LOROS has given to mom and to us as a family will stay with us forever, and we will raise awareness and fundraise for as long as we can.”
In 2020, Emma embarked on a parachute jump, and in March 2022, she will attempt a four-day walk through desert terrain in scorching Saharan temperatures for LOROS Hospice.
Emma said: “The hospice is the most amazing place. It gave help, love and support to my mother and our family when we needed it most.
“Any local business in Leicestershire who would like to support me in this challenge, I will be wearing a t-shirt with your company logo for the four days, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more.”
After Emma contacted local businesses for help, Barratt Developments pledged £ 1,000.
To donate to Emma’s fundraiser, visit the website here.
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