Moonlight Walk will raise funds for Hartlepool hospice

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

Monday, 5th September 2016, 1:28 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 2:31 pm
A previous Moonlight Walk.

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.

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.

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“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 [email protected] to request a paper form.