It’ll be all light on the night for family’s walk

From left: Marcia Cosby, grandson Noah, son Ben, daughter Ella and daughter-in-loaw Candy with the Kent Lady
From left: Marcia Cosby, grandson Noah, son Ben, daughter Ella and daughter-in-loaw Candy with the Kent Lady
  • Family business raring to go for midnight walk
  • Grandmother and director of the firm is looking forward to ‘having a giggle’ and supporting hospice
  • The company’s iconic Kent Lady structure will be lit up with neon lights for the walk on June 27
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A family team are brushing up to walk through the night and support a hospice close to their hearts.

The Cosbys, who run Kent Brushes, will tackle the 10 mile route for the first time for The Hospice of St Francis’ Midnight Walk.

Director and grandmother-of-three Marcia Cosby will be joined by her daughters Ella, 36, Zoe, 32, and her son Ben, 39.

And they will light up their hand-made Kent Lady sculpture at the Apsley HQ to mark the event for when the walkers pass by.

Marcia said: “We’re delighted to be supporting our local Hospice at its flagship fundraising event.

“Not only by making our Kent Lady look even more eye-catching than usual with pink and green neon lights entwined in her galvanised steel frame but by taking part as a family and having a giggle.”

The Kent Lady

The Kent Lady

The walk takes place on Saturday, June 27. For more information visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/midnightwalk
Marcia used to volunteer as a masseuse at the old hospice and helped organise the first brick ball to raise funds for its new building in 2005.

She said: “A friend spent his final days there a couple of years ago and I went to visit him.

“It is the most incredible place but the whole hospice movement is amazing and it should be available to everyone.

“We’re very happy as a local business and as local residents to do what we can to support.”

It is the most incredible place and the whole hospice movement is amazing”

Marcia Cosby

The walk starts from Hemel Hempstead School, through Apsley to the borders of Kings Langley, into Old Town, Warners End and Chaulden.

Nicky Maxwell-Braithwaite, events fundraiser for the hospice, said, “I’m absolutely delighted Kent Brushes will be supporting us and I know we’ll all be cheered on as we walk past the illuminated neon lady.”

To sponsor the Cosbys visit www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/TeamCosby