Charity Event Shows the Community Spirit of Furness
Businesses aren't all about retail and making money, some businesses are built on caring for others. One of the strongest examples of this in our area is St Mary's Hospice. Care at St Mary's is provided free of charge - therefore the Hospice relies on support from its supporters in the local community.
Last week on the 14th of May, nearly 800 women formed a 'pink parade' and walked seven and a half miles in aid of St Mary's Hospice. It was the fourth annual walk and has estimated to have raised nearly £60,000 ! So we would just like to offer big congratulations to all the women who took part.
The walk began in the Asda Car-park on Walney Road, where the women were set off by Barrow Raiders' Brett McDermott and Rory McClure, Barrow's deputy mayor. The walk then progressed past Holker Street football ground, up Cemetery Hill and towards Thorncliff Road.
Despite it being a women-only walk friends, relatives and well-wishers from the community took to the streets to support the enthusiastic fund-raisers.
The money raised will put a large dent in the £2M St Mary’s needs to raise every year to keep it's care going and anyone who wishes to show their appreciation for the women who walked can make a donation here:
There is also a short video clip of the walk here