[S]t Mary’s Hospice Walk to Remember is back on Friday 6th July for its twelfth year! The Walk to Remember event is open to everyone aged 8 and up and is a ten mile sponsored walk that starts at Ulverston Leisure Centre at 8pm and finishes at Furness Academy.
Mel Dixon, St Mary’s Events and Challenges Lead: “This fantastic event brings our community together in a unique way to remember loved ones while raising vital funds for the hospice. We were overwhelmed by the love and support that our community gave to our Walk To Remember event last year. St Mary’s is a very special place but we are only able to continue our love and care because of the support from our amazing community.”
Last year the Walk to Remember generated a record-breaking £57,500! St Mary’s provides free care and support for patients, their families and carers within the hospice, at home or in a community setting. Though St Mary’s care and services are free of charge to the community, they are not free to provide and that’s where St Mary’s needs it supporters and key events like the Walk to generate vital funds.
Supporters can register for this year’s walk via St Mary’s website: www.stmaryshospice.org.uk on Thursday 19th April evening, and follow St Mary’s on Facebook for the latest updates. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for 8 – 16yr olds, with adults pledging a minimum sponsorship of £30.
Mel Dixon, St Mary’s Events and Challenges Lead: “Once again we promise an electric atmosphere on the evening, with a few new twists! Thank you to Charnleys for being a big part of this exciting activity! So be part of something very special don’t delay, sign up today!”
The walk is sponsored by leading offshore wind farm developer Ørsted, which operates three projects, off the coast of Cumbria.
A spokesperson for Ørsted said: “We are very proud to be sponsoring the Walk to Remember. St Mary’s Hospice provides much-needed care and support for a great many people in the community. We hope that this year proves to be even more successful in raising vital funds to allow them to continue their great work.”