Wings, wands and wigs were the order of the evening as hundreds of fairies made the streets of Stratford upon Avon sparkle at The Shakespeare Hospice Twilight Walk.
A Zumba warm up with local instructor Melissa Latham got the party started before the walk set off at 8pm, with participants completing either a 5 or 10 km loop.
Lily Sutton, Event Fundraiser at the Hospice, said: “What a brilliant night! We were thrilled with the number of fairies who joined us for our Twilight Walk around Stratford.
“We would like to thank everyone who took part on the night, and the amazing volunteers who worked so hard marshalling the route to keep the walkers safe. We are so grateful to them all and wouldn’t have been able to hold the event without their support.”
The Twilight Walk was raising funds for The Shakespeare Hospice’s Twilight Service, which is part of the Hospice at Home Service caring for patients in their own homes. The Twilight Service was introduced last year to fill the gap between day and night services. The Hospice is proud to be able to provide 24/7 specialist nursing care at home to patients with a life limiting illness in need of support.
Across the UK 80% of people say they would prefer to die in their own homes rather than in a hospital. In the last year the Twilight Nurses have enabled 91% of their patients to spend their last days in the comfort of their own homes with family around them, as they had wanted.
Once all the sponsorship is in, organisers say they expect to raise over £10,000 from the walk.
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