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Brenda & Stuart Evans reflect on Bridge the Gap

29 July 2016

Brenda is a longstanding volunteer at the Hospice and Stuart chairs our Trustees, having been a successful local entrepreneur. They met and got married in Cambridge – Brenda was ‘town’; Stuart was ‘gown.’ After living in the US and London for over 10 years, they returned to Cambridge with a young family of three adopted children – all now adults and still living in the City.

"Somehow mid-September is a magical time of year in Cambridge – most of the summer tourists have returned home, and the new academic year has yet to start. The trees are beginning to change colours, and its (almost) always sunny with bright early autumn days. Bridge the Gap can be a leisurely stroll or brisk walk, as you wish. But it takes you into some of the handsome private College gardens not normally open to the public. This year, we’ll cross the River Cam twice. And we’ll have a chance to admire the wonderful varied architecture of many different College buildings – some over 800 years old; some so recent that the paint has hardly dried.

It’s hard to think of a nicer way to help raise money for our wonderful Hospice charity and Romsey Mill.

The event attracts people of all different ages, mostly walking and chatting in small groups of friends and family. Strollers, baby buggies and wheelchairs are all welcome; and its also fine to come on your own! Some years we start early, have a brisk walk and then go for a refreshing swim. Other years, it’s a more leisurely start and even stopping for cappuccino at one of our many local coffee bars. And at the end perhaps its going out for lunch or a picnic with friends, or a BBQ at home. You can make the day your own. It helps the organisers if you book ahead but you can just turn up on the day. Either way do come and join us, and bring your friends!"

To find out more about Bridge the Gap, click HERE




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