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PUBLISHED: 15:37 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 10:03 12 August 2010

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to take part in a walk to raise money for a top charity, writes Kate Nelson. The Devoted to Life walk, organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care, will take place at High Elms Country Park, Bromley on September 20. The charity he

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to take part in a walk to raise money for a top charity, writes Kate Nelson.

The 'Devoted to Life' walk, organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care, will take place at High Elms Country Park, Bromley on September 20.

The charity helps provide free nursing to give terminally ill people the choice of dying at home supported by their families.

Marie Curie Nurse, Rose Kyei, said: "Some people say it must be hard to do what we do, but I couldn't do it if it was.

"I find it a great privilege to be able to work in the community caring for people who are nearing the end of their lives.

"It's so much more natural to die at home, the grandchildren can come in, the cat can come and sit on the bed, and you can eat whatever you want. It's all so much more relaxed than being in a hospice or hospital."

There is a two or four-mile route that walkers can choose from, with both routes offering the chance to see rare orchids, ancient woodland and rarely-seen wildlife.

Pushchairs are welcome, as are dogs on leads.

For further information contact Russell Benson on 0207 599 7773 or go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/devotedtolifewalks.

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