The hardest thing a parent might ever have to do is bury a child.

That's why when Julie Muir lost her 22-year-old son Craig, she was heart-broken.

Now five years after her son's death, Julie is looking to support the organisation that supported her.

“After Craig died we all benefitted from bereavement care at St Christopher’s hospice.

"Craig’s siblings Kirsti and Callum went to group sessions at the hospice specifically for young people who were bereaved. They preferred this to private counselling, as they got to do group activities and it was a space for everyone to share their stories.

“My husband Alan and I also went to counselling sessions. It was really helpful for us to talk, especially in the early days.

"We were sometimes on different paths of grieving and if I was having a bad day I wouldn’t want to bring Alan down and vice versa."

The New Addington mother has raised more than £40k for St Christopher's over the years and is urging people to take part in the upcoming Moonlight Walk, which is coming to Croydon for the first time on October 21.

Nearly 30 per cent of the 6,500 patients and families that the hospice supports every year come from Croydon.

"If you can take part in St Christopher’s Moonlight Walk, your sponsorship, whether large or small, all adds together to support families facing grief," Julie said.

Walkers can sign-in from 7pm and then take part in a Zumba session, before setting–off at 8pm from Coloma School, Shirley Hills Road, Croydon. Stewards will be stationed all along the four mile circular route to cheer walkers along and keep them on the right track, and a wheelchair friendly route is also available.

Walkers need to register before Monday 16 October at