Nicola Hodson from Preston is just one of our supporters taking part in Virtual Memory Walk. Along with her Sister in Law Louise, Nicola is swapping Blackpool Prom for Helvellyn as a tribute to her sister, Alexandra.

Alexandra, who lived in Wesham, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018 before sadly passing away in August of this year, at the age of just 27.

Nicola said: “Alexandra was so full of life. She had such a brilliant sense of humour and was beautiful inside and out. She was so brave, strong and determined, and fought to the very end.”

Alexandra was cared for by Trinity on a number of occasions after her diagnosis.

“The care, kindness and support Trinity showed my sister and our family was truly heartfelt. We couldn’t have got through it without them.”


“Taking part means so much to us”


Nicola and Louise are also keen to “give something back”, which is why taking part in Virtual Neon Memory Walk is also significant.

“The staff are truly amazing and we want to show our appreciation for the brilliant work Trinity do at the hospice and in the community.”

“And like many charities during Covid, they’ve not been able to hold many of their usual fundraisers so we want to take part to bring in much needed funds for this amazing charity.”

To girls are hoping that by taking on the challenging 6.5 mile mountain hike, that they can raise £150.

“We’d love it if people could sponsor us for this walk. No matter how big or small the donation is, every little counts. And the reason behind us taking part means so much to us.”

“If you feel like you could sponsor us we would be so grateful, anything at all would be hugely appreciated.”

The duo are preparing to complete their Virtual Neon Memory Walk on Sunday 20th September. We wish them the best of luck!


Can you show you support? Visit their girls’ JustGiving page here 

If you would like to take part in our Virtual Neon Memory Walk, you can sign up now at



The girls’ took on their challenge as planned on Sunday 20th but accidentally took a wrong turn! Instead they went to Swirral Edge via Red Tarn, then headed over to Catstye Cam. A fantastic achievement nonetheless and for a great cause. 

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