Vance Warner

Vance's 1 Million Steps in March for Clare

Fundraising for Nottingham University Hospitals Charity
raised of £4,700 target
by 203 supporters
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In memory of Clare Doran


Walking 1,000,000 steps in a month!  Which fool suggested this? Guilty as charged! Look at the number of steps you do in a day, times it by 30 (keep a day spare for surprises) and look at the total!  How close to a million are you? And if you've had an especially good day, remember that you need to do another 29 days of them!

It's the equivalent of walking from Inverness to London or walking non-stop for a week. 150+ hours & 600+ miles over a month... welcome to my world!

Bad weather? Get those steps in! Poor night's sleep? Get those steps in! Blisters? Get those steps in! It's going to be a month of 04:30 alarms, aches, pains & worn-down footwear ahead! Why? For a beloved friend, Clare Doran, who sadly passed away in September 2021, at the age of 48.

Imagine if you had the option of spending precious time with loved ones in a beautiful garden area, rather than at their bedside. 

£4,700 could cover the cost of enhancing the garden with a variety of trees and plants at Hayward House, a special place, which provides care and support for patients with terminal illnesses, as well as their loved ones; a place that cared for Clare & her family during their time of need.

£4,700 would make the early mornings, the 'why did I agree to this' doubts & the constant toll on my body worthwhile for an incredible place and a fitting tribute to an amazing wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and colleague!

A million thank yous for your generosity & support!


About the charity

Nottingham Hospitals Charity enhances patient care at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Queen’s Medical Centre & City Hospital. Donations help provide added extras such as improved facilities, equipment, research & staff development.Our website is

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