Moonlight Walk will raise funds for Hartlepool hospice

A previous Moonlight Walk.
A previous Moonlight Walk.
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Keen volunteers are signing up in steady numbers to take part in a walk with a difference.

The Moonlight Walk event, which raises money for Hartlepool & District Hospice, starts at 8pm on Saturday, September 17, with a pre-walk disco and refreshments.

Numbers are filling up nicely. We hope this will continue and lots more people will come along to enjoy the celebration and help us sustain the already remarkable success of this event

Janice Forbes

It is the 10th anniversary of the event, which has so far raised £314,000 over the years for the hospice’s patient care services.

Hospice community fundraiser Janice Forbes said interest in this year’s walk is strong.

“Numbers are filling up nicely. We hope this will continue and lots more people will come along to enjoy the celebration and help us sustain the already-remarkable success of this event,” she added.

Following an aerobic warm up to loosen the legs, the five and a half-mile circular route leaves at 10pm from Hartlepool College of Further Education, which is the start and end point for this year’s event.

Walkers will receive refreshments and a souvenir T-shirt at the start and a medal and hot supper once they return.

All the money raised will go towards the hospice’s specialist care services. Registration costs £10.

Anyone wanting more details or wanting to book a place should visit www.hartlepoolhospice.co.uk.

They can also contact Janice on (01429) 855536 or email jforbes@hartlepoolhospice.co.uk to request a paper form.