Last year 620 ladies took part in St Mary’s Hospice ladies only moonlit sponsored walk raising £45,000. This was an amazing achievement, but this year, with your help, St Mary’s would like to at least equal that magnificent total.
Over the last 20 years, St Mary’s has grown and developed extensively, enabling the hospice to care for many more local people each year. The special care provided and support is beyond price for those who benefit, but is only possible because of the generosity of those who give.
In 2012, with the help of the community, St Mary’s needs to raise approximately £6,000 per day to cover the running costs of all their services.
It’s the sixth time that St Mary’s has organised a sponsored ladies only moonlit walk, but this year, for the first time, it starts from both Ulverston and Barrow. St Mary’s has introduced the new Walk to Remember Extra to try and attract more support and give local ladies a new challenge.
The original seven mile moonlit Walk to Remember starts from ASDA in Barrow at 10pm, but anyone who wants can now go the extra miles for St Mary’s and take part in the Walk to Remember Extra. This starts from St Mary’s Hospice, Ulverston, at 8.30pm and will cover for 11 miles. The two walks will join into one on Abbey Road, at the checkpoint at the bottom of Dalton Lane, Barrow where both routes meet.
The Walk to Remember 2012 and Walk to Remember extra take place on Friday May 18th. Both walks cost just £10 to register call 01229 580305 or visit http://www.stmaryshospice.org.uk/events/walk-to-remember
There is no minimum sponsorship but St Mary’s does respectfully ask that you try and raise as much as you possibly can. Why not ask your employer if they will match fund you?
If you would like to be involved in the event, but for whatever reason do not want to do the walk, how about volunteering your assistance on the night?
St Mary’s will need lots of help, both male and female, with stewarding, registration, refreshments and other duties. To register as a volunteer please contact the St Mary’s Hospice Fundraising Team on 01229 580305 any time between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.