Family’s call to join spooky-themed fluorescent fun

The family of a Dunstable woman who sadly died is calling on people to get glowing and join them for a special Halloween-themed 10km walk in her memory.

Tania Scott died at Keech Hospice Care in Luton in August, aged 52, having been diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and told it was incurable in December last year.

Tania and Natalie

Now, her sister-in-law Natalie Impey, 38, is asking everyone to join her and her family and have fun at the charity’s thriller Spooktacular Glow Walk later this month.

“Tania loved everything about Keech, especially its gardens and beautiful surroundings, and appreciated the support and comfort she had there. At Keech she felt safe,” said Natalie.

“I’ve always seen Tania as a big sister. She was our sunshine and saw the good in everyone. Keech Hospice Care’s Spooktacular Glow Walk is the perfect way for us to remember Tania and to raise money to help this amazing charity which cared for her.”

Mum Tania, born and bred in Dunstable, devoted her life to caring for children - fostering an incredible 30 children over the years, as well as working as a minder and in child protection.

In January she came to Keech Hospice Care, which cares for adults in Luton and south Bedfordshire and children in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes, to help her manage her pain and returned for further care during the last two weeks of her life.

“We were so well supported by everyone at Keech, it was a great comfort to know we had people there looking after us as well as Tania, we could speak to any of the nurses at any time and they would reassure us. They always had her best interests at heart,” said Natalie.

Glow Walk

“How Keech cared for Tania was incredible. It is such a special place. The Spooktacular Glow Walk is our way of saying thank you. Tania would have loved it – especially the ghoulish glow hub party as she always loved to have fun, so we’ll be doing it for her.

“Most of my family is signed up. We’re so excited, we can’t wait to do it!”

Liz Searle, Chief Executive Officer, at Keech Hospice Care, said: “It’s going to be wonderful to see hundreds of people all having a fabulous time dressed up ready for the Halloween party of the year! As a charity, we depend on around 70 per cent of the funding for our care services to come from the community, so please sign up today and help us give excellent care and support to more people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses.

“Come along and join us for our 10km sponsored Spooktacular Glow Walk on Saturday, 27 October starting and finishing at the hospice in Luton.”

Sign up now

Celebrate your Halloween in style by signing up for Keech Hospice Care’s 10km Glow Walk here or call 01582 707940. Entry is just £15 and includes a t-shirt, glow paint and glow sticks, and a finisher’s medal. Participants must be at least 14 years of age. The party starts at 7pm with the walk beginning at 8pm.