Sarah Williams is taking part in the 2023 St Giles Hospice Safari Solstice Walk in memory of much-missed friend and colleague Elaine Axton.

Antiques specialist to do 10k St Giles Hospice Solstice Walk in memory of our late friend and colleague Elaine Axton

FINE art specialist Sarah Williams is taking part in the St Giles Hospice Safari Solstice Walk in memory of our late friend and colleague Elaine Axton.

Sarah will join fundraisers walking the 10km route on Saturday, June 17.

Elaine, from Burntwood, was a popular member of the team at The Lichfield Auction Centre.

She passed away in September 2022 aged 72.

Sarah, 50, from Tamworth, said: “I saw a sign about the Solstice Walk whilst driving to work and decided that it was something I wanted to do in memory of our much-missed work colleague and friend Elaine, who received wonderful care and support at St Giles Hospice.

“We’ve already raised about £400 for St Giles through bake sales at The Lichfield Auction Centre and I felt this was a fitting way to try and boost the total further.

“It will undoubtedly be an emotional event but I’m looking forward to celebrating the lives of people we have lost.”

Sarah, who is Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ senior valuer, can be sponsored online here.

Elaine Axton passed away last September.
Elaine Axton passed away last September.

Safari fancy dress is encouraged for Safari Solstice Walk, which starts and ends at Lichfield Rugby Club.

A welcome party launches the event at 6pm, culminating with a Moment of Reflection as participants remember loved ones and bubbles are released into the sky.

The 10k walk around Lichfield starts at 8pm, followed by a celebration at the rugby club.

For more information on this year’s Solstice Walk, visit the St Giles Hospice website.

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