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WALKING FOR DAPHNE: Friends and family of cherished Abbots Langley community

 Published on: 23rd June 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A walk in memory of a beloved Abbots Langley resident who passed away earlier this year has raised more than £4,000 for charity.

The walk, which took place on the morning of Sunday, June 20, was a tribute to Daphne Pullen OBE, an Abbots resident of 20 years who was known for her remarkable charity work.

Daphne, who sadly lost her battle against a brain tumour in January, was chairperson of the Samaritans and then CLIC Sargent (now Young Lives Vs Cancer), the children’s cancer charity.

She was also the chair at the Watford YMCA before moving to Wiltshire and becoming involved with Age UK Charity.

The 11-mile walk last month was organised by Watford non-profit, St George’s Day Charity Club, which Daphne’s nephew and nephew-in-law are on the committee of.

More than 20 people, including Daphne’s family and friends, as well as the St George’s Day Charity Club Committee, journeyed from Berkhamsted Castle to Cassiobury Park to help raise money for the four charities Daphne was involved with.

Her niece, Jolene Stephens, said: “We’re over the moon because we wanted to get at least £1,000 for each of the two charities.

“My aunt was all about giving to other people and just having everybody there was emotional – especially because she’d have loved to have been there herself.

“It was a nice feeling though, and being able to have so many family members together again after COVID and doing this together in her memory was amazing.”

It’s not too late to help Daphne’s friends and family raise money.

Go to to contribute.

Photo courtesy of Peter Broadhurst.


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